Fifteen more companies were seized as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement, which the Turkish government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup, media reported Monday.

A trustee panel was appointed to 15 companies in the Merzifon district in Turkey’s Amasya. The measure was taken on accusations of providing financial support to a terror group.

Turkeypurge.com has learned that among the companies seized by the government are a plastics manufacturer specializing in custom and stock marine parts for the boating industry, two construction and consulting companies, a drug store, and a jewellry store.

The government detained more than 160,000 people and jailed some 60,000 since the summer of 2016.

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.

Turkish government calls Gulenists a terror group while the Gulen group denies involvement in the coup attempt and any terror activities.

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