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Turkish hackers have hacked a number of Twitter accounts following a diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands over a ban on Turkish ministers entering the country.

Among the hacked accounts were those of Borussia Dortmund, UNICEF USA, Amnesty International, Forbes, BBC North America, Reuters Japan, and Duke University.

Hackers shared a video of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at Davos 2009 with his famous “One Minute” dialogue with former Israeli President Simon Peres.

“A little bit of an Ottoman Slap to you, see you on April 16,” the hackers added in a reference to the referendum on controversial constitutional amendments.

The hackers reportedly did not explain the connection between such institutions such as Toyota Italy and Duke University and Turkey’s diplomatic spat with EU members.

The hacked accounts were subsequently reclaimed.

March/15/2017

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