Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has ordered detention for 34 former employers of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) claimed to be users of ByLock, an encrypted communication software allegedly used among members of the Gülen Community.
According to the report of the state-run Anadolu Agency, Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor' Office has ordered the detention as a part of the investigation into members of "Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)" in state institutions and organizations.
Eight TRT employees behind bars
According to the quarterly Media Monitoring Reports by bianet, as of April 1, 2017, there are eight TRT employees among journalists taken into custody under the State of Emergency declared on July 20 and put behind bars.
Since July 20, 63 journalists and media representatives working in national and local media outlets close to the Gülen Community were put behind bars.
The names of the eight former TRT employees are as follows:
Ahmet Yavaş (TRT radio Erzurum correspondent), Ali Yüce (TRT radio broadcasting manager), Ersin Şanlı (TRT domestic news manager), Hakan Aksel (TRT News and Sports Department Coordinator Assistent and Producer), Halil İbrahim Mert (TRT TV Erzurum cameraperson), Nuri Durna (TRT Erzurum correspondent), Yalçın Güler (TRT Erzurum correnspondent), Seyid Kılıç (TRT correspondent). (EA/HK/DG)
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