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Attorney for Israeli couple held in Turkey says detention conditions are poor

Mordy and Natali Oknin were arrested in Turkey for photographing Erdogan's palace, November 2021. (Screenshot)
Mordy and Natali Oknin were arrested in Turkey for photographing Erdogan's palace, November 2021. (Screenshot)

An attorney for the Israeli couple being detained in Turkey after photographing the palace of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says their detention conditions are poor.

“I can tell you that the conditions Mordy is being held in are not simple,” attorney Nir Yaslovizh tells Israeli news outlets, after being granted access to visit his client, Mordy Oknin, who is held in detention along with his wife, Natali Oknin. “I explained to him the situation. I explained to him that the whole country is following his story… I tried to provide him with hope and faith.”

Yaslovizh says that both he and Mordy shed tears during the visit. “I promised him that I will bring him home, and I intend to achieve that,” adds Yaslovizh.

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