Half a million spied on in Turkey wiretapping scandal

According to findings, 257,454 people had their phones tapped in 2012 and 252,063 had their phones tapped in 2013, totalling 509,516 people over the two year period.

Half a million spied on in Turkey wiretapping scandal

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Telecommunications Ministry has revealed that over 500,000 individuals had their phone conversations illegally listened to as an investigation continues into an ongoing wiretapping scandal.

According to findings, 257,454 people had their phones tapped in 2012 and 252,063 had their phones tapped in 2013, totalling 509,516 people over the two year period. A total of 1.2 million records were taken of private phone conversations.

The report states that the records taken in 2012 where deleted from the Ministry's archive and the actual number of recordings taken may therefore be more than stated. Of the total number stated, so far 217,863 cases have already been sent to the courts.

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