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Turkish Citizens’ Personal Data Offered Online After Govt Site Hacked

Photo illustration: Unsplash/Sajad Nori

The hacked information that is being offered for free by the website in return for a membership signup includes ID numbers, phone numbers and information about people's family members.

More sensitive information, including full addresses, real estate deeds and education details, is being offered with a paid premium membership.

A new punishment follows?

The former chief negotiator of Kosovo in the EU-mediated dialogue with Serbia, Edita Tahiri, believes that due to the tensions in the north, a new punishment is possible for the so-called Kosovo.
Tahiri commented on the recent events in the north, the so-called of Kosovo and their influence on Kosovo's relations with its allies.

Release Political Prisoners, Council of Europe Urges Turkey

Supporters of imprisoned People's Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas at an election campaign office in Istanbul, June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The Committee of Ministers decided on Thursday that "a document setting out the possible options" for sanctions should be prepared for discussion at the committee's meeting in September.

Why Turkey’s currency is crashing after Erdogan got reelected

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection last month despite a battered economy and a cost-of-living crisis that experts say are exacerbated by his unconventional economic policies.

The longtime leader appointed an internationally respected former banker as finance and treasury minister and on Friday named a former co-CEO of a US-based bank as head of the central bank.

Montenegro Elections Could End Three Years of Political Turmoil

Electoral campaign billboards in Montenegrin capital Podgorica. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

Since then the small Adriatic country has endured almost constant political turbulence and two governments have been ousted.

Podgorica-based University professor Predrag Zenovic said there are expectations that the elections could herald an end to the turmoil.

Democracy Digest: Poland Faces New EU Infringement Procedure Over #LexTusk

After the unexpected success of the opposition march last Sunday in Warsaw, which put a record half a million people on the streets of the capital according to the organisers, democratic political parties seeking to defeat PiS in the general election are feeling emboldened.

Aims and expectations

Despite the post-election arrogance displayed by some cadres - which could cost New Democracy the absolute majority it is aiming for and was quickly nipped in the bud by its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis - the conservatives will win the June 25 election too, and again with a lead so significant over the second party that no one could have imagined or predicted it a few weeks ago.