Turkey: hackers post Erdogan-Assad photo on ministry site

03 July, 14:36

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, JULY 3 - A group of left-wing Turkish hackers called RedHack this morning published on the website of the Turkish foreign ministry two photos taken a few years ago of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan hugging Syrian president Bashar al Assad and late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with the writing ' yesterday brothers, today enemies'.

'If you want to wage a war, put your boots on and leave but we don't want to die for you', also wrote the self-proclaimed 'Socialist hackers', addressing the prime minister's Justice and development Party (AKP) and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

After being one of Assad's allies, Erdogan has now broken relations with the Syrian president. Tensions between the two countries are high and constantly worsening in a negative evolution of relations similar to the one recorded with Libya's now defunct leader.

RedHack dedicated the hacking of the foreign ministry website to the victims of the carnage of Sivas, a city in Anatolia where on July 2, 1993, 36 people, mostly intellectuals of the Alawite minority group, were killed, many of them burnt alive, after Sunni militants set their hotel on fire. The group was attending a festival on Alevi poetry and literature.

A trial ended two years ago without a verdict after the statute of limitations expired for the suspects.

The group of hackers claims it will soon publish secret ministry documents on the case which are in its possession.(ANSAmed).

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