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Turkey: “Berat-gate”: Leaked Emails Show Berat Albayrak’s Outsized Political Influence

On 24 September RedHack, a Marxist-Leninist hacker group, issued a warning on Twitter that if the Turkish government did not release two unlawfully detained leftist academics, it would release 20 GB of personal emails belonging to Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law and new right-hand man. The government defiantly did not even respond to the Twitter ultimatum, after which RedHack released all of Albayrak’s hacked emails.

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