59 police personnel arrested for using ByLock app over coup attempt probe
ISTANBULFifty-nine police personnel in Turkey were arrested on Oct. 15 as part of a probe into the Gülenist movement on charges that they were using the ByLock application, a messaging application that is said to have been used by the group for concealed conversations.
Among the suspects are five police chiefs, three chief police officers, and 37 chief inspectors and deputies.
They were initially detained for using the encrypted messaging app.
Additionally, a pregnant police officer was released, the sources added.
The Istanbul Court of Peace ordered the arrest of 59 for membership in a terrorist organization, putting the total number of police officers arrested in the ByLock probe at 99.