A total of 17 health workers, including doctors and nurses, were arrested late on March19 in Kayseri province as part of an investigation into the coup attempt of July 15.

According to the Hürriyet daily, counter-terrorism police rounded up health workers working at Kayseri state hospital. The suspects were brought to the police department for interrogation. A local court later on the same day ordered the arrest of the health workers.

The suspects’ home addresses were reportedly searched and computers and documents were seized.