What is Bylock?

What is Bylock?

Tens of thousands of people in Turkey are arrested on account of having downloaded the “Bylock Secure Communication App”. The Erdogan regime regards the mere fact that one downloaded or used this app as sufficient evidence to incriminate him/her in terrorism charges.

Whether the Bylock App which constitutes the ground for detention of tens of thousands of people including teachers, journalists, artists, lawyers, academics, and even football players a handy pretext for mass arrests or a serious criminal finding is a question worthy of investigatory attention. Read More

Turkey Events of 2016


On July 15, 2016, elements of the military attempted to carry out a coup d’état against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. The attempted coup left at least 241 citizens and government law enforcement dead.

During the attempted coup fighter jets bombed Turkey’s parliament. In the aftermath, the government declared a state of emergency, jailed thousands of soldiers and embarked on a wholesale purge of public officials, police, teachers, judges, and prosecutors.

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