Banking systems and government offices were especially badly hit in a day of worsening cyber chaos in Turkey.
Point of view
It is hard to determine where these attacks are coming from
Since December 14 the government has been struggling with waves of hacks into its systems, and big business has suffered, too. Ministers say that for a moment there is only a limited amount of things they can do.
“It is hard to determine where these attacks are coming from, with detailed work it will be understood whether these attacks are carried out by hackers or by certain groups in a country,” said the Minister of Communications Binali Yildrim.
However the claims of international hacktivists Anonymous to be at war with Ankara for its alleged support of ISIL were reinforced with them claiming responsibility for the Christmas Day escalation.
Their capacities for launching cyberattacks is well-known, and Turks will be expecting action from their government to get things working again quickly.