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Germany will not tolerate Turkish intelligence operations within its borders, the head of the country's domestic spy agency said on Thursday after its chief prosecutor launched an investigation into possible spying by Turkish clerics.

Hans-Georg Maassen said Berlin was very concerned about recent developments in Turkey, as well as "influence operations" directed against the Turkish minority in Germany or Germans with a Turkish migration background.

"We cannot accept that intelligence agencies are operating in Germany against German interests, and that is why we protest," Maassen told reporters in Berlin.


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