The Greek Interior Ministry website has been taken down by a Turkish hacker.
Currently, users trying to open the Greek Interior Ministry website will instead be faced with an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In the background, various speeches by the president are also heard.
Hacker RootAyyildiz has taken responsibility for the attack. The webpage now also says “this is an answer to your disrespect to the Muslim community,” without going further into detail.
As Turkey has failed in its wars of aggression in Syria and Libya, failed to asymmetrically invade Greece in February and March with illegal immigrants, and failed in its quest for the Blue Homeland to steal Greek maritime space, it now appears the new battle front has been shifted to cyberspace.
Erdoğan had the ambition to make Turkey a regional hegemon and a top 10 world economy by 2023, but has utterly failed in this task.
On the path towards a top 10 economy, Turkey began ranked as #17 in the world, but has actually fallen to rank #18 today.
In addition, Turkey faces a very real bankruptcy if it cannot find $80 billion by the end of July, as reported by Greek City Times. Failed wars against Libya and Syria have been a major problem for its economy, making Turkey’s bankruptcy probability over 30% in the forthcoming period, putting them behind only Venezuela and Argentina, but “without having the US embargo that Venezuela has, nor the vast debt that Argentina brings.”
With this massive economic crisis, Erdoğan and his regime are attempting to distract the people with cheap ultra-nationalistic talking points, focusing particularly in giving the Turkish people a false hope that one day soon they will control Crete, Western Thrace and Greece’s Eastern Aegean islands.
Erdoğan’s failed wars has contributed to a declining economic situation that has seen the lira crash and Turkey’s three biggest banks, Garanti, Akbank and the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk-founded İşbank, at high-risk of bankruptcy.
Because of this economic situation, the majority of young people in Turkey between the ages of 15 and 25 want to leave and live abroad, in data found by Social Democracy Foundation SODEV.
Most interestingly is that even 47.3% of voters of the the ruling AK Party that Erdoğan belongs too said they would leave if they had better opportunities, with 74.4% of CHP voters, 68.6% MHP voters and 63.6% HDP voters, also saying they would leave.
Despite these figures and ever increasing unemployment, poverty and debt, ultra-nationalists are attempting to distract Turkish people from these shocking stats under the illusion of one day occupying Greek land and maritime space – and this hack attack is just one example of it.