Security agreement facilitates Turkey’s intelligence operations in Cambodia

The Turkish government has signed a security cooperation agreement with Cambodia to expand its crackdown on government critics and to facilitate political persecution and abduction operations.

Similar to previous security accords, the text of the agreement, obtained by Nordic Monitor, contains ambiguous phrases that are used by the Turkish government to suppress government opponents outside the country.

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng signed the security cooperation agreement in Ankara on July 30, 2019.

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