Monday, November 22, 2010

Turkish eavesdroppers get name right, number wrong

A case of mistaken identity led to the wiretapping for many months of a Turkish construction worker with the same name as a military colonel accused of attempting to stage a coup, daily Hürriyet reported Thursday.

According to the paper, it took the police months to realize it was tapping the phone of the wrong Dursun Çiçek.

Daily Hürriyet called the phone number listed on the first two court orders authorizing surveillance of Col. Dursun Çicek on suspicion of plotting a coup. The paper reported that the man who answered was a construction worker who had no idea that his conversations were being monitored.


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