Turkey Coup: WikiLeaks Releases AKP Email Database

WikiLeaks Releases AKP Email Database
WikiLeaks Releases AKP Email Database

Secret information service WikiLeaks released Tuesday part one of the AKP emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

According to WikiLeaks, part one of the series covers 762 mail boxes beginning with ‘A’ through to ‘I’ containing 294,548 email bodies together with many thousands of attached files.

The emails come from “akparti.org.tr”, the AKP’s primary domain. The most recent was sent on July 6, 2016. The oldest dates back to 2010.

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WikiLeaks says it should be noted that emails associated with the domain are mostly used for dealing with the world, as opposed to the most sensitive internal matters.

According to WikiLeaks, the material was obtained a week before the attempted (but failed) coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016.

However, WikiLeaks has moved forward its publication schedule in response to the government’s post-coup purges. “We have verified the material and the source, who is not connected, in any way, to the elements behind the attempted coup, or to a rival political party or state,” WikiLeaks said in a statement released Tuesday.

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Rakesh Raman