Turkey arrests 22 women over messaging app after US citizen behind it released

Turkey has reportedly arrested 56 people, including 22 women, in connection to an encrypted messaging application the same day a Turkish-American man imprisoned for being the license holder of the app was released from prison.

The women who were arrested had reportedly not used the application themselves, but their names were found in messages, Turkish news site Dogrusu reported.

Turkey and its leader, Recep Tayyip Erodgan, have accused US-based Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen of being behind the 2016 coup where over 250 people were killed and another 2,200 injured.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.