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‘Spy for Turks’ held for photos

A 30-year-old member of a Muslim minority in Alexandroupolis, in northern Greece, was remanded in custody yesterday after denying charges of spying for Turkey following the confiscation by police of hundreds of photographs from his home, most depicting military facilities on the northern Aegean island of Samothrace. The photographer, best known for his pictures of local weddings, was arrested on Sunday in a joint crackdown by police and members of the State Intelligence Service (EYP) who had been monitoring his activities for 10 months. The 30-year-old, identified as Ozer Telatoglou by Agence France-Presse, allegedly admitted to police to carrying out eight «special assignments» on Samothrace. But yesterday, before an investigating magistrate, he denied these claims. Some 400 photographs have been deemed as suspicious, including close-up shots showing «sensitive» areas not visible in satellite photographs.