A total of 11 people, among them doctors, academics and teachers, were detained as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement in Rize province, on Friday.

According to state-run Anadolu news agency, the detainees are accused of having used ByLock, a mobile application that Turkish authorities claim to be the top communication tool among the followers of the Gülen movement, which the government pinned the blame on for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

The government detained more than 120,000 people over real or alleged ties to the movement so far. Detainees included academics, lawyers, judges, policemen, prosecutors, students, teachers and so on.