Fewer molibe phones stolen or seized
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey’s BTK locks up stolen phones. Hürriyet photoTurkish citizens lost some 32,000 mobile phones last year, according to official data. However, mobile-phone theft shows a decline, according to statistics by Turkey’s Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK).
Those who lost or had their mobile phones stolen can call the BTK’s related service at any time of day and have their lines closed and phones locked up to avoid any abuse of service. This has reduced the number of phone thefts and seizure incidents, Tayfun Acarer, the BTK president told the Anatolia news agency. The number of theft notices to the BTK stood at 7,890 in the first three months of the year.
People who bring phones from abroad have to have their devices registered at BTK or their mobile line operators within one month, Acarer also said.