Turkey ‘foiled cyberattack on military’: Erdoğan

Turkey ‘foiled cyberattack on military’: Erdoğan

Turkey ‘foiled cyberattack on military’: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkish officials had stopped a cyber-attack aimed at the Turkish military thanks to a locally-developed software.

“The software named ‘Octopus’ that we have developed has stopped a cyberattack on a military command headquarters and it has been incorporated in a NATO drill,” Erdoğan said on Dec. 26 at an award ceremony of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA).

“We need to show the sensitivity that we show for the protection of our borders similarly to the data that our country produces. Today, cyberattacks and [technological] shortfalls are the biggest threats that violate the state’s security and an individual’s privacy,” Erdoğan said.

“Turkey no longer knows any bounds regarding scientific researches. We are running [scientific] works in every area, from space to the poles. Two weeks ago, we realized a dream and set up [national] Space Agency. This way we have taken a step to take our country to a super league in terms of space works and technology,” Erdoğan said.

Turkey’s national Space Agency, one of the projects in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s 100-day action plans, was established under a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Dec. 13.

The president has also touched on the issue of “justice” during his speech. “Do not expect anything like justice from the U.N. Security Council and the U.N., do not search for it, there is no such thing [there],” he said.

Erdoğan said that Muslims are not given the right to speak about their issues and international problems at the U.N. Security Council.

“The Islamic world, which has a population of 1.7 billion, does not have a permanent member in the U.N. Security Council as a result of this irregularity,” he added.

The Turkish president went on to say that this is the reason he calls for reforms in the U.N. Security Council under his slogan “the world is bigger than five.”