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Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum: Political Chaos or Dictatorship?

Posted on April 16th, 2017.

Turkey, the regional superpower with a fragile economy, a faltering currency, a refugee crisis caused by the Syrian war, a divided society, and an autocratic leader is at a major crossroad. On Sunday, the nation will turn out to decide on transforming the country’s democracy into a significantly more centralized presidential democracy...

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Warmongering Weekend

Posted on April 13th, 2017.

There are two very high-risk events coming up in the market, aside from the warmongering that we saw in Russia yesterday. Number one is happening this weekend in Turkey. On Sunday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a national referendum to amend the Turkish constitution, giving himself executive power. In most democratic nations...

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Hackers Leak Data of 50 Million Turkish Citizens

Posted on April 6th, 2016.

Political hackers have doxed a massive database online, in what is surely one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The leak contains the personal information of some 50 million Turkish citizens. A leaked database, although unauthenticated, has allegedly surfaced and contains the personal information of over 49.6 million people from...

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Cybersecurity

Hacker, 26, Sees Record Prison Sentence of 336 Years

Posted on January 11th, 2016.

On Sunday, a 26-year old hacker was sentenced for the theft and subsequent sale of credit card information to other cyber criminals. Onur Kopçak, a 26-year old Turkish hacker, will serve a record 334 years in prison. Kopçak saw a sentence of 135 years approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction on Sunday, as...

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Hacker Claims Responsibility For Turkey Attacks

Posted on December 30th, 2015.

Who is really behind the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Turkey’s Internet? Russia and Anonymous-branded social media accounts have been named as candidates, but an investigation by The Daily Dot indicates it was likely the work of a person who possessed powerful cyberweapons. The Daily Dot interviewed a person...

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Cybersecurity

Massive DDoS Cloud Rains On Turkey

Posted on December 18th, 2015.

Since the beginning of the week on Monday, Turkey has been inundated with a barrage of DDoS attacks targeting the country’s official domain name servers. Altogether, hundreds of thousands of websites including those of universities, government institutions, schools and the military have been affected. The attacks began early Monday...

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Politics

Russia Claims Turkey’s President Engages in Illegal Oil Trade with ISIS

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

The Russian Defense Ministry has made the claim that Turkey’s leadership is involved in illegal oil trade with the extremist group ISIS. The significant claim was made by Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Defense Minister of Russia. The claim includes Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family who are allegedly in cohorts with the...

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Hackers Avenge Dead Teenager Berkin Elvan

Posted on March 16th, 2015.

(Istanbul) Fifteen-year-old boys are more often motivated by fifteen-year-old girls and console games than they are by political movements. On the day of his fatal head injury, Saturday June 15th, 2013, Turkish teen Berkin Elvan was walking to the store to buy bread, on instructions from his mother.