Dismissed and arrested judge Hayrettin Genç was sentenced to 6 years 9 months in jail by Samsun 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 29 March 2018.

He joined hearing via video conferencing system (SEGBIS) from Trabzon prison where he has been kept in since July 2016.

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.