Turkish police detained two lawyers over their alleged ties to Fethullah Gülen, in Turkey’s Merzifon district.

Two lawyers, identified only by their initials, A.K. and A.N.K., were detained in a raid into their house in Merzifon, a district in the central Black Sea region of Turkey, by counter-terrorism police in the early morning of Aug 18, several local media outlets reported.

The two lawyers were reportedly the members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). They were involved in 2010 Judge and Prosecutor Selection Examination cheating case, after they respectively got the first and second place in the exam.

Nearly 30,000 people including judges, prosecutors, journalists and writers have been detained with 15,000 arrested since July 15 coup attempt for which Turkish government accuses Fethullah Gülen although he denies any involvement.