Two people dismissed and five suspended from duty in wiretapping scandal exposed within last two days
Two people have been dismissed and five people have been suspended from duty in relation to an alleged wiretapping scandal which included Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his son as well as over two thousand people, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology,
Following a panel entitled "New Economy: R&D and Innovation", Isik answered correspondents' questions regarding the wiretappings scandal that has arisen in the last two days. Isik said that two people, former Tubitak's Information Technology (IT) department Head, Dr.
Isik explained that right after the dismissal of former IT head, he instructed the current IT head of Tubitak, Prof.
Isik said there has been no technical analysis request for the alleged voice recording between PM Erdogan and his son who was allegedly wiretapped from his encrypted phone and then edited and recorded. However, Isik says that should the
Tubitak acts as an advisory agency to the Turkish Government on science and research issues, and is the secretariat of the
Speaking at the openning ceremony of the
Referring to the alleged wiretapping of thousands of peoples' phone calls, including high-profile figures, Erdogan said that Gulen-linked media has denied that the 7,000 people had been wiretapped by the two prosecutors,"but
Erdogan also touched on the tapes allegedly featuring his voice, saying that they were fabricated and illegally distributed.
"The parallel state is expected to produce this kind of fake recordings using national and international technology. We will unveil how these tapes had been fabricated and the whole country, including the opposition parties will see that they are in fact fabricated," said Erdogan.
Erdogan called the
Erdogan said that tapes published on Monday allegedly featuring his voice were fabricated and illegally distributed, and he pledged criminal action against those responsible.
The Turkish government accuses a "parallel state" nestled in the judiciary and police of trying to target the government ahead of
"This attack (by the parallel state) is not against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or the Chairman of the
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