A Kastamonu-based university student, identified as M.A., received a 6-years-and-3-months prison term over terror charges, on Tuesday.

Under arrest for some time over his/her use of ByLock mobile application, M.A. was sentenced for alleged membership to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt and thus describes as a terrorist organization.

ByLock is a controversial chatting app that Turkish prosecutors claim to be the top communication tool among the members of the movement.

Turkish government has detained more than 120,000 people including thousands of teachers and academics in its crackdown against the movement since last summer.

According to state-run Anadolu news agency, M.A. was a police academy student before he transferred to a university as police academies were shuttered by the government in the aftermath of the coup attempt.

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