Tuesday, 19 July 2016

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A sustained DDoS attack has prevented WikiLeaks from releasing today a set of documents related to the failed Turkish coup and that it anonymously received.
Yesterday, WikiLeaks was teasing its Twitter followers with an upcoming leak that supposedly contained 300,000 emails and over 500,000 documents.

According to WikiLeaks, these documents were leaked from AKP (Turkish: Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi / English: Justice and Development Party), which is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party, currently Turkey's biggest political force.

WikiLeaks announced the data dump just three days after a small faction of the Turkish military tried to take over the country's leadership via a military coup that failed hours after. 208 people were killed, and more than 2,000 wounded in the coup's aftermath.

Thousands of police officers and military personnel were arrested across the country over the weekend after the coup had failed. Human rights organizations have complained about Turkey beating prisoners and not bringing forward clear evidence. Some of them, including WikiLeaks, have gone on record and called it a purge of any political dissidents who might oppose Erdogan's rule.

A few hours after WikiLeaks announced the leak, the organization tweeted, "our infrastructure is under sustained attack."

Below are the relevant tweets. At the time of writing, even if it is Tuesday, the day of the leaks, WikiLeaks has failed to deliver on its promised data dump, probably delayed because of the attack.

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