Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This is why people are sitting on their cell phones in Turkey...

Turkey’s telecommunication authority has revealed that more than half a million people were wiretapped in the last two years.

Turkey’s Telecommunications Directorate (TİB) has been preparing a report on wiretapping amid reports that calls of several politicians, journalists and businessmen had been tapped.

A total of 257,545 people were wiretapped in 2012, and 252,062 people were wiretapped in 2013, according to the report. Over the two years, some 1.1 million phone calls of 509,516 people were tapped.

A total of 217,863 court decisions were made for wiretappings in that period.

Minister of National Defense İsmet Yılmaz said the numbers had gotten out of hand. (more)