Turkish police detain 30 suspects in 'wiretapping' operation

Police detain thirty people suspected of involvement in wiretapping during simultaneous operations in more than ten provinces of Turkey

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Ten suspects were detained over charge of illegal wiretapping during simultaneous operations across Turkey.

Police detained thirty suspects accused of involvement in illegal wiretapping in simultaneous operations across Turkey early on Tuesday.

The Ankara based operations were launched in more than ten provinces including Izmir and Kayseri following a request from the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor.

The suspects are 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 and the Nationalist Movement Party 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.

TRTWorld, AA