Speaking in Şanlıurfa on Monday following the government launching an investigation into the online leak of a database allegedly containing the personal information of nearly 50 million citizens, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu claimed the Republican People's Party's (CHP) İzmir provincial organization had leaked the personal data. Explaining that the matter was comprehensively discussed at the Cabinet meeting in Şanlıurfa on Monday, Davutoğlu said that he has been provided with detailed information on the MERNİS system, which is a database containing the identity data of all citizens, and that the government has no security issues related to it.A collection of data apparently lifted from the hacked database of a state agency issuing identity cards appeared on a website run by hackers of unknown origin. The data includes ID numbers for each individual and may be used for online banking, along with the addresses of millions of people, including the president and prime minister.
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