- Title: Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish
- Date: 15th March 2017
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (MARCH 15, 2017) (REUTERS) AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TWITTER PAGE / HACKED TWEET WITH NAZI SIGN AND HASHTAGS READING (Turkish): "#NaziGermany #NaziHolland, this is a tiny Ottoman slap at you. See you on April 16. What did I write - learn Turkish." HACKED TWEET WITH LINK TO VIDEO WITH HEADLINE READING (Turkish): "We cause upset to those who upset the Chief" HACKED TWEET HACKED TWEET ON UNICEF USA TWITTER PAGE FOLLOWERS COMMENTS ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TWITTER PAGE ABOUT HACK TWITTER COUNTER TWITTER PAGE, WITH TWEETS ANNOUNCING THE APPLICATION IS BLOCKED TWEET BY TWITTER COUNTER ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR SERVICE WAS HACKED
- Embargoed: 29th March 2017 18:39
- Keywords: Erdogan Turkey Netherlands Twitter Hack President Germany Nazi
- Location: ISTANBUL AND AFYON, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL AND AFYON, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001682NMMF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday (March 15) when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish.
The attacks, using the hashtags #Nazialmanya (NaziGermany) or #Nazihollanda (NaziHolland), targeted the accounts of high-profile CEOs, publishers, government agencies, politicians and also some ordinary Twitter users.
Some of the organisations who had their Twitter pages temporarily taken over included Amnesty International and Unicef USA.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused the German and Dutch governments of Nazi-style tactics, drawing protests from both countries, after Turkish government ministers were barred from addressing political rallies there to boost his support among expatriate Turks.
The account hijackings took place as the Dutch began voting on Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a test of anti-establishment and anti-immigrant sentiment.
At a rally in Turkey later, Erdogan weighed in on the Netherlands vote, saying Turks living in the European country should not vote for the government or "racist parties".
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