Turkey: 20 Detained for Allegedly Eavesdropping on Erdogan

January 20, 2015 9:57 AM

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Turkey's state-run news agency says police have launched raids in Ankara and three other cities, detaining some 20 people suspected of illegally eavesdropping on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior officials.

Anadolu Agency says the suspects, detained early on Tuesday, are linked to Turkey's telecommunications authority and to its scientific and technological research center. They are suspected of wiretapping phones, included encrypted ones used by government officials.

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