Turkish hackers target Greek government websites, stock exchange

·

Turkish hackers claimed on Friday to have hijacked for more than 90 minutes the official websites of the Greek parliament, the foreign affairs and economy ministries, as well as the country’s stock exchange.

On their Facebook page, the hackers group, Anka Neferler Tim, justified their actions by saying that “Greece is threatening Turkey in the Aegean Sea and in the Eastern Mediterranean. And now it’s threatening the conference on Libya”, AFP reported.

The hacking came as Eastern Libya military leader Khalifa Haftar held talks in Athens, two days ahead of a peace conference in Berlin, which he and the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government, Fayez al-Sarraj, are expected to attend.

Turkish officials have told MEE that Ankara is determined to preserve its maritime and security deals with Libya, which are essential to defending Turkish interests in the Eastern Mediterranean against Greek exclusive economic zone claims.

Turkey and Libya signed two deals in November, one on military cooperation and another on maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean. 

Erdogan said Turkey will quickly start granting licences for exploration and drilling in the region. “In the areas that remain between Turkey and Libya, it is now legally impossible for there to be exploration and drilling activities or a pipeline without the approval of both sides,” he said.

Greece says it will exercise a European Union veto on any peace pact in Libya that does not void the Turkish-Libyan maritime deal. 

The Greek government has not been invited to the conference in Berlin, which is aimed at kickstarting a peace process in Libya under the aegis of the United Nations. 

Still, two days before the conference, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Haftar, urging him to “maintain the constructive stance in Berlin”.

Sourced via Middle East Eye.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

The Larcos family: Navigating generational trauma from the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

The Larcos family could never have anticipated the upheaval that awaited them when they made the decision to relocate from Australia to Cyprus.

A lifetime of diplomacy: A conversation with Prokopis Vanezis

It was an afternoon full of stories—many untold—poetry, dragons, and a single fairy unfolds as the present meets the past to discuss the future.

Cyprus’ cultural heritage is not for sale

For centuries, ancient artefacts, art, and relics have been a topic of ownership, provenance, and morality debates.

Beyond sheftalies: Cypriot Australian youth keep reunification flame burning 50 years on

Young Cypriot Australians, born decades after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, are grappling with the conflict’s enduring legacy.

50 years of occupation: Who remembers Cyprus?

At the Ledra Palace check point in Nicosia, Cyprus stands a red and white sign that reads: ‘TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS FOREVER.'

You May Also Like

Cypriot woman, Pontian boy and Senator gather at Greek Genocide Memorial in Victoria

People gathered at Ray Brahman Gardens, Preston, Victoria to commemorate the Armenian and Greek Genocide on Saturday, May 18

‘I’ve never seen us step out so brightly’: Sydney Olympic FC hold sponsor and player night

Sydney Olympic FC hosted their annual sponsor and player night at Canterbury Leagues Club in Belmore on Monday night. 

Greek Australian leaders encourage young women to participate in Tech4Girls workshop

Freda Miriklis and Angela Tomazos talk to TGH about the Tech4Girls workshop which aims to increase young female participartion in STEM.