Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Turkish Watergate - Surprise - The Guard Gets Blamed for Bugging the Place

Turkey - A police officer only known as S.D., allegedly responsible for placing a bugging device in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's study inside his Ankara residence, has reportedly been working as a bodyguard for Saudi Arabian businessman Yasin al-Qadi, the Taraf daily claimed on Tuesday.

“It has come out that S.D., who has been accused in connection with the bugging device discovered in Prime Minister Erdoğan's Ankara house, was assigned to protect Yasin al-Qadi,” Emre Uslu wrote in his Taraf column, which was also the daily's headline story.

Four covert listening devices, as Erdoğan explained in December 2012, had been discovered in the office of his Subayevleri home in Ankara, without detailing exactly when the devices had been found, adding that an investigation was being launched. (more)