Dismissed and arrested prosecutor Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel was sentenced to 7 years 6 months in jail over the pretext of terrorism charges on 2 Aug 2018.

He was accused of making phone conversations with alleged Gulenists and former İstanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, having 1 $ banknote which has serial number of “F”, sending his son to Gulenist high school, using ByLock app and attending as prosecutor at Ergenekon (alleged anti-west deep state org.) pending trials.

He joined trial via video conferencing from prison where he has been kept since July 2016 and defended himself he did not use ByLock app and he is not a member of terrorist organisation. However, special terror court found him guilty.