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May 5th, 2008

Turkish Prime Minister Website Hacked In Prostest Of Pay Increase Proposal

Computer hackers have taken over the website of the Turkish Prime Minister’s office in protest against the government’s economic policies. The hackers, describing themselves as children of underpaid civil servants, left a message on the official website of Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit. They said they were protesting against a proposal to limit pay increases for public sector employees.

The restricted wage policy is part of Turkey’s plan to fight inflation with the help of the International Monetary Fund.

“This web page has been destroyed by ********* and apprentice ******* and all the information has been stolen,” read a message left by the hackers on the website. “We are protesting the money politics of the government of Turkey … and the 10% alms on offer,” they said.

The hackers said they had done no permanent damage to the website, adding that they were willing to share the information they took with anyone who wants it.

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