Eleven military personnel including 3 colonels were detained as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of organising a coup attempt on July 15, on Monday.

Turkey’s purge spilled over into Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) with a group of 13 from Ankara police went to the island and detained 11 military officers.

In the very aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey announced a State of Emergency, under which basic human rights came under jeopardy. More than 120,000 people lost their jobs, over 81,000 were detained and some 40,000 arrested in post-coup government purges.