CAIRO, Egypt, The Egyptian General Intelligence Agency, said, the previously arrested spy network, financed by Turkey was also supported by Qatar.

The 29-member spy ring, worked upon directives from the Turkish intelligence, which financed them with a clear Qatari support, said the intelligence investigations.

Earlier, Egypt’s top prosecutor, Nabil Sadeq, ordered a 15-day detention of the 29 defendants, along with other fugitives, who are accused of espionage in favour of Turkey, to harm Egypt’s interests, joining a terrorist group, involved in money laundering and illegal currency trade and other charges.

The investigations by Egypt’s Homeland Security agency, revealed that the 29 defendants and others, passed international online calls through Turkey-hosted servers, collecting information about negative and positive conditions inside Egypt, to plot against the country from Turkey.

According to the investigations, the money gained from passing illegal international calls has been used in the establishment of such media platforms abroad, and financing acts of aggression in Egypt.

Over the past few years, the Egyptian economy suffered shortage of foreign currency necessary for trade.

The government accused the Brotherhood and its supporters of being engaged in the currency black market, to maintain the dollar shortage and offering expatriates higher exchange rates, to lure them against transferring foreign currency to Egyptian banks.