Ten people were detained near Turkey’s Greek frontier in Edine’s Meric district after they unsuccessfully attempted to illegally cross the border.

The detainees included four teachers, a doctor and a sergeant who were all dismissed from their jobs over their alleged links to the Gulen movement, facing outstanding arrest warrants as part of Turkey’s post-coup purge.

Accompanying their parents on the attempted escape, four kids were also taken into custody.

Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt.

More than 120,000 people have been detained and some 50,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since last summer.

Many tried to escape Turkey via illegal ways as the government cancelled their passports like thousands of others.