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Israel court charges Turkish woman accused of aiding 'terror' group

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

An Israeli military court has charged a Turkish woman accused of passing on hundreds of dollars to a "terrorist" organisation, security sources said.

Ebru Ozkan, 27, was detained at on June 11 as she was leaving the country to return to her homeland.

Israel's security service said Ozkan was arrested "on suspicion of posing a threat to national security and for having links to a terrorist organisation", passing on hundreds of dollars and phone chargers.

The name of the group the Turkish woman was alleged to have links to was not given, but Israeli media reported the money was destined for the Islamist group

The case against Ozkan comes as tensions have spiked between and after ordered out the Jewish state's in May over the killing of protestors along the border with the

Turkey's on Friday said his officials were in contact with the Israelis over Ozkan's case and called for an end to its "pitiless persecutions".

Israeli media in recent weeks has reported that authorities are increasingly concerned is attempting to increase its influence in the holy city of through charitable organisations working there.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 05:50 IST