The Twitter accounts of several international aid organisations and media outlets have been hacked by seemingly pro-Turkish government accounts under the hashtags #NaziGermany and #NaziHolland.
The Twitter accounts of UNICEF USA and Amnesty International, as well as several others, were hacked and a tweet alongside a video of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan scolding his international counterparts was shared.
The message reads: #NaziGermany #NaziHolland [Netherlands], this is a small Ottoman slap for you. See you on 16 April [date of Turkey’s constitutional referendum]. What am I writing? Go and learn Turkish.
The 4 minute video of Erdogan, a compilation of speeches in which he chides his opponents, especially on international affairs, such as Palestine and Egypt.
— WELT (@welt) March 15, 2017
Reuters Japan, Forbes, BBC North America and German newspaper Die Welt were also affected, as well as accounts associated with the Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and the European Parliament, Bloomberg reported.
The action comes following escalating tensions between the Turkish government and several European countries including Germany, Netherlands and Denmark.