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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Prosecutors in the western province of Denizli have prepared an indictment against 60 suspects with alleged links to July 15 coup attempt due to their use of ByLock, an app that is suspected to be widely used for internal communication among Gülenists, who are believed to have masterminded the putsch.
Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld a decision to acquit 357 people who were tried in the controversial military espionage case, believed to have been pursued by prosecutors linked to the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.
Some 170,000 packages of cigarettes were seized from a tanker truck in the Mediterranean province of Osmaniye on Oct. 25, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Damla Güler – ISTANBUL
A man arrested for kicking a young woman in the face on a public bus for wearing shorts was released pending trial during the first hearing at an Istanbul court on Oct. 26
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Turkish Interior Ministry has updated its list of individuals linked to terrorist organizations, adding Adil Öksüz, one of major suspects of the July 15 coup attempt, and putting a 4 million-Turkish Lira bounty on his head
Turkish authorities and textile players have slammed a recent BBC Panorama report on Syrian refugees and children working in factories in Turkey to make clothes for British high street retailers.
The Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office ordered the detention of 45 people over the controversial “Cosmic Room” investigation, opened back in 2009 following an alleged plot to assassinate former Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç. Some 23 of those on the detention list were detained by police at various addresses, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Özge Eğrikar – ISTANBUL
Three fraudsters in Istanbul have been sentenced to 2,187 years each for inserting money-stealing devices into cash machines.
İsmail Saymaz – NEW YORK
The usage of ByLock, an encrypted messaging application that is said to have been used by members of the Gülen Movement under U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, according to a Turkish-origin U.S. citizen, who has been revealed to be the patent holder for the app
Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ordered the retrial of an expelled captain over the screening of an episode of “Game of Thrones,” daily Habertürk has reported.
ISTANBUL/ İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
Istanbul prosecutors sought three aggravated life sentences each for 21 police officers and up to 15 years in prison for eight police officers for their alleged role in Turkey’s failed military coup attempt