Turkey accuses Israeli couple of 'espionage' after taking photo
File photo of the Israeli couple.
The couple were detained on Thursday after visiting Camlica tower which opened last year in the district of Uskudar on the Asian side of Istanbul.
It has restaurants and observation decks while the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a home in the district.
The couple, named by Israeli media as Mordy and Natali Oknin, were taken to the Istanbul court earlier on Friday where a judge charged them with "political and military espionage", Turkish state news agency Anadolu said.
Relations are strained between Turkey and Israel, especially since ambassadors were withdrawn in 2018 after the deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.