Seventeen small business owners were taken into custody as part of a government crackdown against the Gulen movement in Manisa, on May 24, 26 and 30.

Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies any involvement.

More than 120,000 people have been detained and some 50,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since July 15, 2016.