Sunday, February 8, 2015

5 Million People Wiretapped in One Year (Must be some sort of record.)

Some 5 million people in Turkey were listened in on in 2012, Interior Minister Efkan Ala has stated, referring to a calculation that around 250,000 people who were wiretapped spoke to at least 20 people on the phone. He blamed officers affiliated with the movement of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah G├╝len for the scandal.

“A decision was made [to wiretap] one person, but that person speaks to tens of people. Imagine that he or she spoke to 20 other people - this adds up to 5 million people,” Ala said told state-run Anadolu Agency.

All these [conversations] were stored and used for blackmailing or threatening. How can such a thing happen?” he asked.