Turkish PM gives 'crypto' phones to ministers following wiretapping confession
AP photoTurkey’s prime minister has ordered the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) to give all ministers "crypto" phones after the premier said Dec. 21 that wiretapping devices had been found in his home office, daily Hürriyet has reported.
TÜBİTAK has sent all Turkish ministries' private secretaries a more sophisticated version of its an earlier product, MİLCEP-K1. The new phones are even more secure against hacking and wiretapping.
Science, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün presented the new phones to the public, and also became one of the first holders of the new phones.
"Crypto" phones provide security against eavesdropping and electronic surveillance by using algorithms to encrypt the signals.