An Israeli couple Mordi and Natali Oknin who were arrested in Turkey about a week ago over Suspicion of espionage have been released.
The were nabbed after taking pictures of President Tayyip Erdogan’s home atop Istanbul’s tallest building.
It was reported that they were charged with “political and military espionage” for allegedly taking a photograph of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s home.
A Turkish national, who was with the couple, was also arrested on charges of political and military espionage.
The Oknins denied the charges, while Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid defended them.
“After joint efforts with Turkey, Mordi and Natali Oknin were released from prison and are on their way home to Israel,” the office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.
Relations between Turkey and Israel have been strained, especially since ambassadors were withdrawn in 2018 after the deaths of Palestinian protesters in Gaza.