Turkey Arrests 32 ‘Anonymous’ Members

Officials in Turkey have arrested 32 members of clandestine Web group Anonymous for their alleged involvement in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Turkish government Web sites.

Suspects were arrested in a dozen Turkish cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, according to state-run news agency, Anatolia.

Anonymous announced Friday that it had “launched a successful DDoS attack against the Turkish government, taking down several official government Web sites.” That attack was in response to Internet censorship in the country; the government plans to implement a filter on Internet browsing on August 22.

“Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the government is taking censorship to the next level,” Anonymous said in a statement. “These acts are inexcusable. Accessing and participating in the free flow of information is a basic human right. Anonymous will not stand by while the Turkish government violates this right. We will bring our support to circumvent censorship and retaliate against organizations imposing censorship.”

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