SGK employees sentenced to prison for checking Erdoğan’s social security record

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Five staff members of Turkey’s Social Security Institution (SGK) in Trabzon were sentenced to two years, six months in prison each for looking at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s registry on the social security database, the Haber Türk newspaper reported on Thursday.

The employees were tried for “illegally obtaining individual data” after inspectors discovered that they had used their personal accounts to look at Erdoğan’s records and notified the Trabzon Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.

During the trial, the employees admitted to looking at the records out of curiosity without knowing that it constituted a crime.

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