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Turkey detains 115 more people in post-coup crackdown

17 July 2017
Turkey detains 115 more people in post-coup crackdown

Authorities in Turkey have ordered the detention of 127 people over suspected links to last year’s attempted military coup. 

State-run Anadolu news agency said 115 of the suspects have been detained in the northwestern province of Tekirdag after they were found to use the encrypted messaging app ByLock.

Ankara blames US-based Fethullah Gulen for orchestrating the coup, and says their network connected using ByLock.

Gulen, however, has denied involvement in the coup.

Over the last few months, over 150,000 people have been fired from their jobs, and over 50,000 detained for alleged links to the coup.