The Directorate General of Civil Registration and Citizenship Affairs denied social media allegations that e-State data including ID photos and updated addresses of people were leaked by saying that the institutions do not have ID card visuals with photos in its database.
In a written statement issued by the Directorate General, it was stated, “As a result of operations carried out by Cyber and Intelligence departments of the Police Force, such social media allegations were used as a fraud method.”
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AFFAIRS WILL FILE A COMPLAINT
The Ministry of Interior Affairs announced that they have decided to file a complaint against those who made such allegations through social media and incite panic among the public.
"The Central Civil Registration System (MERNIS) is an intranet system which is closed to the internet environment. MERNIS, controlled by the Directorate General of Civil Registration and Citizenship Affairs, is regularly tested for leaks by independent companies every year. Tests reveal that the security systems of MERNIS are working perfectly," the announcement said.
E-STATE: DATA LEAKAGE ALLEGATIONS ARE NOT TRUE
Meanwhile, the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of Republic of Türkiye announced that data leakages from e-State application allegations are not true.