Thursday, March 6, 2014

Turkish Watergate - First Audio Eavesdropping Tapes - Now Video

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has been ensnared by a series of anonymously leaked audio tapes of purported corruption, said his administration may face a new threat from covertly recorded video recordings.

“In these incidents, there is not just wiretapping, there is also filming,” Erdogan said in Ankara yesterday, according to state-run Anatolia news agency. “It’s even been stretched to the extreme of filming extramarital affairs, invading a family’s privacy and totally ignoring moral values.”

Speaking to local reporters after the release of audio tapes that the opposition said placed Erdogan at the center of a bribery scheme, the premier lashed out at the tactics. (more)