A total of 104 suspects including professors and personnel at Mustafa Kemal University (MKÜ) were detained in Hatay-based operation against the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of to be behind the July 15 coup attempt.

Police carried out operations to round up 104 people in 11 cities: Hatay, İstanbul, Ankara, Gaziantep, Manisa, Adana, Antalya, Isparta, Batman, Konya and Kahramanmaraş.

The detainees are accused of using ByLock mobile application, which the government claims to be the top communication tool among the followers of the movement.

Tens of thousands of civil servants, police officers and businessmen have either been dismissed or arrested for using ByLock. Critics blast the government for detaining thousands simply for using a mobile application.