Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Sixty one police officers were arrested in Turkey as part of the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of involvement in the July 15 coup attempt, Sabah newspaper reports.
The arrestees are accused of affiliation with the Gulen movement.
It was found out that they used a special messaging app ByLock, which is said to have been used by members of the Gulen movement.
As it was previously reported, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) cracked the codes of ByLock. After cracking the app’s codes, via which the Gulen movement members were communicating, 53,000 Gulen supporters were identified.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country.
Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.
Previously, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.
He also declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20. It was decided to prolong the state of emergency for 90 more days on Oct. 3.
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