Dismissed and arrested judge Faruk Y. was sentenced 6 years 9 months in jail by Samsun 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 13 Feb 2018.

He was accused of using ByLock secure messaging mobile application which was publicly available on Google and Apple Stores.

He denied accusation and asked his acquittal.

After convicting, court released him by considering his long detention period. He will be put in prison again if appeal courts uphold the conviction to serve remaining sentence.