Fifteen suspects accused of illegally wiretapping hundreds of Turkish officials, politicians and journalists were remanded into custody by an Ankara court late on Friday.
The fifteen were among thirty arrested during some Ankara based operations in more than ten provinces including Izmir and Kayseri following a request from the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor on Tuesday.
The suspects were reportedly accused of illegally wiretapping the phone conversations of 432 people including high-level Turkish officials, politicians and journalists.
Phone calls of several politicians from the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party, Republican People's Party Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are said to have been monitored.
Many members of the Turkish armed forces, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, police department and Constitutional Court are also said to have been wiretapped.