Dickie was right, the IAF does use Turkey as a launching pad for aerial strikes.
Turkish authorities have cleared a renegade bird captured in the A??n district of the eastern province of Elaz?? of suspicions of working for Israel’s state-of-the-art intelligence agency.
Residents of Alt?navya village became suspicious that the little kestrel could be more than a bird that lost its way when they found it wore a metallic ring stamped with the words “24311 Tel Avivunia Israel,” and delivered it to the district governorate.
Local authorities submitted the bird to careful medical examinations to ensure that it did not carry microchips. An X-ray test carried out at F?rat University in Elaz?? finally convinced the authorities that the bird was just a simple specimen of Israeli wildlife. However, the X-ray showed the initial degree of suspicion, as the bird had been registered under the name “Israeli spy” by medical personnel.
Tagging birds is a common practice in ornithology as it helps scientists track bird migration routes.
Following the tests, the authorities decided not to press official charges and the falsely accused bird was free to fly away.
We should all welcome Turkey to the glorious list of nations that think Israel is controlling the animal kingdom.
h/t Gidon Shaviv