The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday demanded up to 15 years’ imprisonment for the Yeni Asya daily editor Nur Ener over membership in a terrorist organization, the P24 news portal reported. 

Ener was initially arrested on March 5, 2017, over her alleged use of ByLock, a smartphone messaging application that Turkish government claims to be the top communication tool among the members of the Gülen movement.

In February 2018, the İstanbul 26th High Criminal Court released her on condition of house arrest.

The Turkish government accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt.