WikiLeaks Suffering 'Sustained Attack' Ahead of Major Turkey Government Leaks

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

WikiLeaks says its infrastructure is under attack from unknown sources, with a Turkish state power faction or ally almost certainly behind the trouble.

The whistleblowing site is due to publish the first of hundreds of thousands of documents detailing Turkey’s ‘political power structure’ and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan's’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) later today.

It had expected to face a battle against the Turkish government, yesterday calling for the public to supports its cause. “We ask that Turks are ready with censorship bypassing systems such as TorBrowser and uTorrent,” it said. “And that everyone else is ready to help them bypass censorship and push our links through the censorship to come.”

500,000 documents and 300,000 emails are contained in the leak, the first batch of which -- as far as we’re aware -- is still expected to be publicised today. 208 people are reported to have been killed in the unsuccessful military coup in Turkey over the weekend, with over 1,400 wounded. [RT]

Image: Sputnik