More than 35 journalists, suspected of having links with the Fethullah Gulen movement, have been detained in Turkey, local media reported on Aug. 10. Reportedly, detained journalists used a special communication program - ByLock, which was widely used by supporters of the Fethullah Gulen movement.
Names of the detainees have not been disclosed.
It should be recalled that on July 15, 2016, Turkish authorities stated that a military coup attempt took place in the country, as a group of servicemen declared the transition of power. Taking into consideration that rebelling servicemen started to surrender on July 16, Turkish authorities stated that the coup attempt had failed. Nonetheless, more than 255 Turkish citizens were killed during the attempted coup.