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Telecommunications interception in Turkey: rights to privacy vs. discourses of security

Libro: Personal data privacy and protection in a surveillance era: technologies and practices
Lugar de Edición: New York
Editorial: IGI Global publication
Fecha de publicación: 2011
Página Inicial - Final: 69 - 92
ISBN: 9781609600839
Resumen: The paper discusses telecommunication interceptions in Turkey as a state surveilling itself as well as its citizens. While surveillance of state officials including the judiciary indicates a perception of threat from inside the state, these perceptions overlap with the 'deep state' phenomenon in Turkey. Despite the 2005 legal reforms which introduce strict legal standards for communications surveillance, current political developments reveal that wiretapping remains as a commonly used micro-power application. The paper, by utilizing Foucault's theory, aims to uncover the 'conditions of possibility' for the use of this disciplinary technique in Turkey with a certain focus on the actual power relations and discourses of truth.