Fourteen more companies in Turkey’s western province of Aydin have been seized by the government as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, accused of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

The movement denies involvement.

Trustees were appointed to fourteen companies that were owned by nine businessmen who has been under investigation over their links to the movement.

The government detained more than 126,000 people and jailed some 55,000 since last summer.

Meanwhile, nearly 1,000 companies with a total value of $12 billion in assets have been seized and then transferred to the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) since the coup attempt. The companies in question were mostly targeted as part of the government crackdown against the movement.

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