Category Archives: MEDIA

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A ByLock Murder: The mind-blowing story of Colonel İsmail Gül

Now, you are going to listen one of tens of thousands of sorrowful stories of Bylock.

The retired Colonel İsmail Gül is a veteran from the operation of Cyprus. He served to the Navy for years. He participated in many different operations and campaigns including Cyprus Peace Operation. He was retired from Turkish Coast Guard Command in 1996, precisely 22 years before now.

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ByLock is an instant messaging app like WhatsApp

Category : NEWS , SOCIAL MEDIA

Forensic IT specialist confirms that byLock is an instant messaging app like WhatsApp, which was available on Play store & Apple store, NOT a top-secret, reference-only app installed by series of special passwords.

 


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You can not use any random evidence

Criminal law expert Prof. Dr. Ersan Şen: “You can not use any random evidence, there are protocols in gathering evidence. If the evidence that the National Intel Agency presented is intelligence info, then it’s highly debatable as evidence”


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CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal: Use of bylock isn’t a crime in Turkish Law

Former lawyer, CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal: “There is no article in Turkish criminal law saying use of byLock is a crime. Not the use, the content including acts or conversations of crime is important.”


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Amnesty pointed out that downloading ByLock should not of itself be a crime since the app had been downloaded over 600,000 times throughout the world between April 2102 and April 2016.

It has been reported that the chair of Amnesty International in Turkey and 10 other Amnesty activists have gone on trial in Istanbul in one of the most high-profile tests of Turkish criminal law since the failed coup in 2016 led to tens of thousands of arrests and dismissals from public office. Taner Kılıç, chair of Amnesty in Turkey since 2014, is on trial on two separate charges, largely on the basis of allegations that he downloaded a widely available phone messaging application called ByLock.

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Tens of thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed from officein a wide-ranging crackdown since the coup

Eleven human rights activists including two senior Amnesty International employees have gone on trial in Istanbul on terrorism charges, in one of the most high-profile tests of Turkish criminal law since a failed coup in 2016.

Ten of the activists, including Amnesty’s Turkey director, İdil Eser, were arrested while attending a digital security training workshop in July.

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European Union’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove : ” “You need not only circumstantial evidence – like just downloading an app – but concrete substantive data which shows that they were involved…,”

(Reuters) – The European Union does not share Turkey’s view that the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a terrorist organization and would need to see “substantive” evidence to change its stance, the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator said.

The comments by Gilles de Kerchove are likely to infuriate Ankara, which accuses Gulen of masterminding a failed military coup last year, in which more than 250 people were killed. Gulen has denied the charge and condemned the coup.

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Freedom House-Turkey Country Report of Internet Freedom 2017 Including Opinion in ByLock

Key Developments:

JUNE 2016–MAY 2017

  • After protests erupted over the removal from office of 28 mayors in the Kurdish-majority southeast, authorities restricted internet access for approximately 12 million residents in the region (see Restrictions on Connectivity).
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Turkish Paper Debunks ByLock Conspiracy In Blow To Gov’t Narrative

Red alarms went off for the pro-government media hours after a Turkish paper published a controversial interview with an owner of a messaging app that is at the heart of Turkey’s post-coup crackdown and which sent thousands of people to prisons across the country.

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Turkey Detains 9 Journalists Over Use Of Encrypted Messaging App

A Turkish court has ruled to remand journalist Aysenur Parildak in prison on charges of being “a member of an armed terrorist organization,” prolonging her already 15-month pre-trial arrest.

The 14th Ankara High Criminal decided on Thursday to keep Ms. Parildak in prison over the use of ByLock, an encrypted app, and rejected demand of lawyer for Ms. Parildak’s release, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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