Special wiretap search team to be formed for Turkish PM
AA PhotoThe Prime Ministry's team of bodyguards is set to form a new security branch, following the discovery of illegal bugs in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's offices, daily Milliyet has reported.
The new branch, which is formed of one chief inspector and six expert police officers, will take charge of searching for bugs and wiretapping devices on Erdoğan's domestic and international visits. They will operate with the assistance of frequency dissolving devices.
The project, which has been approved by the Security General Directorate and the Finance Ministry, will start working soon.
Bugging and wiretapping devices were found at a number of different residential locations used by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in December 2012. Erdoğan himself made public that he was wiretapped during a live interview with NTV news channel.