Authorities have determine that Osman Karaca, the so-called "imam" of Mexico for the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), used ByLock, an encrypted messaging app developed and used exclusively by the terrorist group.
Senior officials had announced on Saturday that Karaca was arrested by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in Cambodia and brought to Turkey. In police custody, Karaca will be interrogated for the next few days in Istanbul as prosecutors work to finalize an indictment against him.
He was arrested on charges of ''founding and masterminding an armed terrorist organization,'' said a government source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The ByLock app was detected on nine different phone lines that are registered to Karaca’s name.
Officials determined in investigations led by the Gaziantep, Istanbul and Ankara chief public prosecutors, that the FETÖ member was using the ByLock app.
Many arrests have occurred in the scope of the investigations into FETÖ’s international reorganization, and many critical suspects have been captured and brought back to Turkey.
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