A Kayseri-based civil engineer, identified as O.E., was given 8 years and 9 months of prison sentence over his links to the Gulen movement.
In pre-trial detention for months, O.E. was convicted of membership to a terror group.
Media reported on Tuesday that O.E. is accused of using ByLock mobile app and making his banking transaction through Bank Asya. The prosecutor in charged also accused him of being part of the alleged, “secret imam network” of the Gulen movement.
Turkish government blames Gulenists for the July 15, 2016 failed coup and calls them a terror group while the latter denies involvement and any terrorist activities.
More than 150,000 people have passed through custody while 80,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, over 150,000 have lost their jobs since then.
ByLock and Bank Asya are often seen as evidence of links to the movement.