Turkey blocks Wikileaks website after email leak

Turkish government blocks all access to Wikileaks after it published 300,000 emails from ruling party in response to post-coup purges.

Ari Soffer,

Turkish President Erdogan waves from his car following failed coup
Turkish President Erdogan waves from his car following failed coup
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The Turkish government as blocked access to the Wikileaks website, after it leaked tens of thousands of classified government emails in response to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's widespread post-coup purges.

The 300,000 emails from Erdogan's Islamist AKP party include correspondence, seen by Arutz Sheva, in which Gazan terrorists are advised on how best to conceal and fire rockets at Israeli civilian targets during 2014's Gaza war.

The emails span from 2010 to July 6 of this year.

In a message posted together with the first batch of the "AKP Email Archives," Wikileaks explained it had only recently obtained the material, and was releasing it early "in response to the government's post-coup purges."

The Turkish government regularly blocks access to websites - including social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook - over criticism of Ankara or Erdogan. On Wednesday - just a day after the emails were released - the country's Telecommunications Communications Board announced an "administrative measure" against Wikileaks; namely, blocking all access to the site within Turkey.




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