A demonstrator wears a Guy Fawkes mask as protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen during a protest against the demolition of the Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square, in Istanbul.Anonymous declares attacks government websites across Turkey targeting municipal governments in Mersin and Izmir. The hacktivists have announced #OpTurkey to support anti-government protests that have been gripping the country for three days.
The operation was kicked off in response to the police crackdown of protests which have taken the country by storm. The Gebze Institute of Technology has also come under digital fire.
Decrying the reaction of Turkish authorities to the ongoing protests as those of a “petty dictator,” Anonymous vows to kick off a worldwide action which will “bring the Turkish government to its knees.”
With #opTurkey, the hacktivist collective plans to “attack every Internet and communications asset of the Turkish government.”
“You have censored social media and other communications of your people in order to suppress the knowledge of your crimes against them,” the collective alleges. “Now Anonymous will shut you down and your own people will warn you from power.”
Although rumors that the Turkish authorities have been blocking Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets throughout the country since Saturday remain unconfirmed, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made no effort to hide his disaffection for the communication medium.
Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the role of social media in helping organize and co-ordinate rallies, after the wave of large-scale protests that gripped the country.
“There is now a menace which is called Twitter,” Erdogan said in an interview for Haberturk Sunday evening. “The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.”
Greetings Government of Turkey, We are Anonymous.
We have watched for days with horror as our brothers and sisters in Turkey who are peacefully rising up against their tyrannical government have been brutalized, beaten, run over with riot vehicles, shot with water cannons and gassed in the streets. From the epicenter of their revolution in Taksim Square to every city in Turkey, the people have spoken. Hundreds of thousands have taken and held the streets for days, despite the relentless assault of the police. Thousands have been arrested. Where differ you exactly from a Junta!
Turkey is supposed to be a so called “modern” democracy, but the Turkish government behaves like the petty dictators in China or Iran. Anonymous is outraged by this behavior, and we will unite across the globe and bring the Turkish government to it’s knees. We will attack every internet and communications asset of the Turkish government. You have censored social media and other communications of your people in order to suppress the knowledge of your crimes against them. Now Anonymous will shut you down, and your own people will remove you from power.
We have seen in the past your totalitarianism the same as with Mubarak you know what happend to him don’t do this to ur own people bee wise and step down and let the people decide there fate.
To the people of Turkey No matter how dark it may seem, no matter how alone and abandoned you may feel know that the world is watching. Know that anonymous is working tirelessly around the clock to bring you every assistance., know that Anonymous stands with you in this fight. Don’t be ruled by them but rule over them “Think For Yourself, Question Authority” .
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Government of Turkey, it is too late to Expect us.
#opTurkey Information Center