Court documents shed light on how German was recruited to spy in Greece

"The first part of the agreement was that we would collect information on the things that the two Turks would tell us. My first task was to put military targets under surveillance, to record troop movements, infrastructure and business activity in order to ascertain whether, for example, any major industrial units were being built."

On the morning of October 15, 2014, security police on the eastern Aegean island of Kos were alerted to the presence of a man taking photographs of the Portes military guard post from his car. Officers responded immediately and the suspect, a 69-year-old German national, was intercepted a short time later on a rural road near the village of Pyli. A search of his vehicle turned up a pair of binoculars, a telescope, a camera and three memory cards. After a search of his house in the town of Kos, the suspect was arrested and charged with espionage....

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