Ankara (Daily Sabah) - An investigationinitiated at the request of the president of the Telecommunications Directorate (TİB), Cemalettin Çelik, revealed the extent of the threat posed to national security by Gülenist infiltration. The investigation found all digital records prior to 2012 were erased and stolen, some of which contained crucial information about wiretappings. Additionally, a significant part of TİB's archives were stolen. Initial results of the investigation are as follows:
LOG RECORDS: Known as the "finger print" of the digital world, log records keep track of who use the system and which processes are conducted. These records were not systematically registered, preventing access to information leading to who deleted the archives. It is therefore extremely difficult to determine if the president, the speaker of the Parliament and the prime minister were wiretapped. THREE
SPY SATELLITE DISHES: Three spy satellite dishes were found in the TİB building instead of one. When it was revealed one of these satellites was directed toward remote satellites, all three of them became deactivated.
INSPECTION OF CORPORATIONS : The corporations with which TİB works were also put under the microscope. The investigation found the old TİB administration signed a contract worth TL 9.5 million with Ngine, a new Internet research company. The contract was cancelled, and the institution's relations with Sürat A.Ş., known to have close ties with the Gülen Movement, have also been put under scrutiny. The investigations revealed that the TİB staff lacks technical expertise necessary for programming both software and hardware, making the institution completely dependent on private corporations. All purchases and sales are being investigated by inspectors.
TİB STAFF INTIMIDATED: Some of TİB's staff was intimidated by supporters of the movement within the institution.
Staff was warned not to cooperate with the new administration. They were further told after this period was over, all those who cooperated with the new administration would be imprisoned.
SECURITY INQUIRY WAS NOT CONDUCTED: Despite the fact that TİB is an institution entrusted with issues of national security, the investigation found hiring took place without a careful examination of employees. The investigations found around 90 percent of the staff were supporters of the Gülen Movement.
Moreover, TİB provided entry cards to corporation employees, violating confidentiality of the building.