Israeli security agencies uncovered an organization, based in and operated by Turkey, that utilized a front company to bulk cash smuggle Euros into Judea & Samaria (West Bank), for Hamas terrorist activities. A Turkish national was expelled, and a Palestinian arrested, after slightly less than one one million Euros, in cash, were seized form the suspects.
A front company, operating from Turkey, is believed to have moved millions of Euros into Israel, as part of a Hamas terrorist financing syndicate based there. Turkey gives Hamas leaders a safe haven in its country, from which it plans and launches terrorist operations. The Hamas presence there is part of the reason why Country Risk remains elevated for Turkey.