World Bulletin / News Desk
A new list of 148,000 names of people who were having their phone conversations illegally recorded by parallel elements within the Turkish government has been released.
The list mainly comprises of high-rank police officers, courthouses, prosecutors and judges under the pretence that they were involved in organized crime.
They were listened to unlawfully over a period of three years across 30 Turkish provinces, according to leaked documents in Turkey's Star newspaper.
The Turkish government has blamed the illegal wiretappings on infiltraters working for a so called 'parallel state', amid an ongoing trend of secretly recorded conversations - including conversations between ministers - being leaked on the internet.
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed his former ally, US-based congregation leader Fethullah Gulen, for setting up the 'parallel state' to undermine the government.
In another report in the Daily Sabah, it has been suggested that members of the Gulen-led Hizmet Movement have been leaking recorded conversations on the internet via proxy servers to avoid detection.
The Public Prosecution Office of Ankara is said to have started an investigation into the leaked recordings, and has found that the proxy servers used to publish the audio files have been redirecting users to IP addresses in Canada, Denmark, India, the U.S., China, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Bulgaria.
So far, none of these countries have disclosed the owners of the IP addresses.Last Mod: 18 Mart 2014, 15:15