Israeli daily Makor Rishon, known for its leaning toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, published a libellous article against Turkey’s spy chief.

The article by Pazit Rabin with the headline Sultan and Soleimani resorted to mud-slinginging attacks on Hakan Fidan, head of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization.

It drew so-called parallels between Fidan and Qasem Soleimani, an top Iranian general who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, earlier this month.

It went on to say both were carrying out proxy wars on behalf of their countries in Iraq and Syria.

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