Turkish opposition seeks inquiry after US spying reports

CHP acts against allegations appeared in Europe that US spying agency has tapped world leaders' communication.

Turkish opposition seeks inquiry after US spying reports

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) moved to seek a formal inquiry after allegations appeared in Europe that the top US spy agency has tapped world leaders' communications.

CHP has tabled a motion and sought a clarification whether the National Security Agency monitored Turkish leaders' communications as well.

Earlier in the day, Turkish President Abdullah Gul sought to give assurances on Friday that all institutions in Turkey have taken necessary precautions against such phone tappings.

"We take necessary precautions against such tappings. States have their own security including protecting privacy," Gul told a journalist during his visit to the central Anatolian city of Kayseri.

A report by the British daily Guardian has accused the US National Security Agency (NSA) of monitoring world leaders' phone calls.

Before allegations surfaced, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel called US President Barack Obama on Wednesday to ask whether the NSA monitored her phone calls as well.

Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2013, 09:18
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