As part of an ongoing purge carried out by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government following a coup attempt on July 15, Turkey on Friday issued detention warrants for 189 more judges and prosecutors in Ankara.

Based on the detention warrant searches have been conducted at the Supreme Court of Appeals and Ankara Courthouse over allegations of using ByLock, a smart phone application that the government presents as evidence of links to the Gülen movement and the coup attempt.

In addition to a number of judges and prosecutors arrested in the massive witch-hunt, Turkey’s top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), has dismissed 184 judges and prosecutors for using the ByLock application.

This article originally appeared in Turkish Minute on October 14.