Dismissed and arrested rapporteur judge at Council of State Cabir Dalcan was sentenced 6 years 3 months in jail by Ankara 2nd Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 12 Feb 2018.

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

He was accused of using ByLock secure mobile messaging 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 pre-detention period. He will be put in prison again if appeal courts uphold the conviction to serve remaining sentence.