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Police detain wives of police chiefs who led 2013 corruption operations

The wives of former police chiefs Yakub Saygılı and Kazım Aksoy, who have been doing corruption and bribery operations in 2013, have been detained.

According to the pro-government Yeni Şafak newspaper, Esra Filiz Saygılı, and Sümeyye Aksoy were custody of their alleged use of ByLock, an encrypted mobile app.

The movement is accused by the government of masterminding a July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, at accusation strongly denied by the Gülen movement.

The government dismissed the corruption allegations, billing them as attempts to topple it. Iranian-Turkish gold trader accused of violating UN sanctions against Iran with the help of corrupt Turkish officials including a former minister.

Amnesty International’s Turkey board chairman Taner Kılıç, are accused of using ByLock.

Saygılı, former chief of the Istanbul Police Department’s anti-fraud unit, and Aksoy, Istanbul’s ex-deputy police chief, have been in pretrial detention for three years. (Turkey Purge)

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