30 detained across Turkey in probe into illegal wiretapping
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoA total of 30 people were detained in simultaneous operations in ten provinces across Turkey on Jan. 12, as part of a probe into the illegal wiretapping of hundreds of Turkish officials, politicians and journalists.
Anti-terror police from Ankara led a broad operation in more than 10 provinces, including Ankara, İzmir and Kayseri, at the request of the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, security sources told Anadolu Agency.
Suspects have been accused of illegally wiretapping the communications of 432 people, including businessmen, journalists and politicians from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Members of the Turkish armed forces, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK), the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK), the police and the Constitutional Court are also said to have been wiretapped.