Turkish police continue to detain more people from all walks of life over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15.
A total of 17 police officers, who were previously dismissed from profession by recent gov’t decrees, were taken into custody by police in Burdur on Saturday.
In a similar vein, nine high-ranking military officers were detained in Cyprus on charges of using ByLock, a smart phone application that authorities believe is a communication tool between members of the Gülen movement.
In Yozgat, a total of 13 businessmen were detained over alleged Gulen movement membership. The detainees identified with their initials as follows: O.E, S.G, M.C.T, M.M, H.K, D.Ö, Ş.Ş, B.G, V.B, O.Y, H.C.Y, H.V. and S.B.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.
The movement denies any involvement.