Turkey issues arrest warrants for 50 suspected ByLock users
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Arrest warrants were issued Nov. 2 for 50 people for their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), the group behind July 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.
The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Istanbul issued arrest warrants for the suspects who allegedly used ByLock, an encrypted cellphone application used by coup-plotters.
According to the Turkish government, the FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.