TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on FEB. 25

Dailies dedicated their front pages on Tuesday to a wiretapping operation by a “parallel organization” which government says is nestled in the judiciary and police eavesdropping some seven thousand people among them ministers and high-ranking figures from politics, business, civil society, media and academia.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on FEB. 25

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Turkish dailies on Tuesday covered a wiretapping scandal by a 'parallel organization' which the government says is nestled in the judiciary and police wiretapped 7,000 people, among them ministers and high-ranking figures from politics, business, civil society, media and academia.

Daily YENI SAFAK gave the statements of ministers, businessmen and civil society representatives about the scandal on the front page, as Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc invited whoever responsible for the wiretapping to 'apologize from all Turkey' and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said the wire-tappers also targeted Turkey’s energy projects, following a cabinet ministers meeting on Monday.

The daily also mentioned a phone conversation on Monday between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama about the wiretapping, in which Erdogan said there is an intervention into Turkey’s politics by 'parallel state' leader Fethullah Gulen, who is in a self-exile in US.

Extensive rights to Turkish Intelligence Organization (MIT)

TURKIYE highlighted the law proposal that aims to grant extensive rights to Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) accepted on Monday at Turkish Parliament’s Internal Affairs committee. The proposal aims to expand MIT’s eavesdropping authorities and allowing it to establish monitoring and interception centers more widely.

The daily said the proposal that would make the organization responsible to the prime ministry would modernize it more and hold it more accountable to the government in informing about anti-democratic operations like coups.

Last Mod: 25 Şubat 2014, 11:47
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