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Turkey releases 14 suspected hackers

- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) - Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have released all 23 people detained in a police sweep against alleged computer hackers linked to an international activist group.

The Anatolia agency said nine of the suspects were released Wednesday following police questioning for suspected ties to the group "Anonymous." Fourteen others were also questioned by prosecutors and then released.

The prosecutors were expected to decide in the coming days whether to bring charges against the 14.

"Anonymous" targeted the website of Turkey's telecommunications watchdog last week to protest plans to introduce Internet filters in August. The watchdog said it was prepared and disruption was minimal.

Nine minors, also arrested in the sweep, were released earlier.

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