Taner Kılıç has been charged with “membership of the Fethullah Gülen Terrorist Organization”, the group that the government holds responsible for the July 2016 coup attempt. The charge is based on the false allegation that Taner downloaded ByLock, a messaging application the authorities say was used by followers of Fethullah Gülen.

It has been thirteen long months since the Turkish authorities first detained Taner on baseless charges of belonging to a terrorist group. His prolonged imprisonment on remand has sparked global condemnation and highlighted just how ruthless the Turkish authorities have become in targeting real or perceived critics.

However, after more than a year the Turkish authorities have still not been able to provide any credible evidence to substantiate this allegation, or indeed to implicate Taner in any criminal wrongdoing.