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300k Turkey govt emails leak

The Turkish government is blocking WikiLeaks after the whistleblowing website published a huge archive of emails from officials of the ruling Justice & Development Party (AKP).

The archive was obtained from the inboxes of AKP staffers and members of parliament before the attempted military coup last week. The initial batch consists of 762 mail boxes beginning with 'A' through 'I' and containing 294,548 message bodies. The emails were harvested from 2010 to the present day.

WikiLeaks said it received the email cache before the botched uprising and is releasing the data in response to the post-coup crackdown that has seen 50,000 detained or dismissed from their jobs. The website has promised further releases in the future.

Turkish communications officials said the site had been blocked for trafficking in stolen material. ®

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