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Telephone tapping in Turkey; a measure to intimidate the judiciary?

Telephone tapping in Turkey; a measure to intimidate the judiciary?: “ The issue is tapping of telephones and other electronic communications between the citizens of Turkey. The problem reached scandal proportions with revelations that judges, prosecutors and even Turkey’s Supreme Court was being bugged. It all began in July 2005 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister…

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Wiretapping of top judiciary members sparks heated debate

Wiretapping of top judiciary members sparks heated debate: “The high judiciary was rattled yesterday over reports that the telephones of a chief public prosecutor and some members of the Supreme Court of Appeals have been wiretapped for a long time as part of an ongoing probe into a clandestine organization.” (Via Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish news :: News.)



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Fingerprint plan for ID cards raises debate

Fingerprint plan for ID cards raises debate: “Fingerprint plan for ID cards raises debate ANKARA – A draft bill that anticipates the use of fingerprints on national identity cards for adult citizens has sparked controversy among Turkish lawmakers. According to the draft bill, which was approved by the parliamentary planning and budget commission, a biometrical fingerprint will be included on…


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European Union voices concern over inadequacy of privacy bill

European Union voices concern over inadequacy of privacy bill: “The European Union has criticized a bill on the protection of private data, a piece of legislation that has been given priority in the country’s efforts for greater harmonization with EU legislation, saying that the scope of exceptions mentioned in the bill is so vast and ambiguous that that it will…


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Drawing the line between privacy and security in surveillance in Turkey

Drawing the line between privacy and security in surveillance: “When the residents of İstanbul were becoming acquainted in 2005 with the new Mobile Electronic System Integration Project (MOBESE) — an alarm system with integrated security cameras placed throughout the citys streets to fight crime — a group of people emerged to oppose the project.” (Via Today’s Zaman, your gateway to…


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Electronic surveillance needs stricter control

Electronic surveillance needs stricter control – Turkish Daily News May 30, 2008 Claims by the secretary general of the main opposition party that his office was bugged by security officials, who he says later leaked the information they acquired to Islamic daily Vakit, has raised questions about the technical and institutional controls on electronic surveillance. Turkey is no stranger to…