At least seven people were detained while they were on their way to escape Turkey to Greece, Dogan news agency reported on Friday.

Gendarmerie rounded up seven suspects near Turkey’s Greek border in Edirne province. While 5 of them were taken to a nearest police stations, whereabouts of the children are yet to be reported.

Minors are often handed over to relatives when they are rounded up along with their parents to escape to Greece, as reported in earlier incidents.

Adult detainees include two women and teachers who were earlier removed from their jobs over alleged links to the Gulen movement.

Turkish government blames the movement for leading the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, a claim the group denies.

More than 126,000 people have been detained and some 56,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since last summer.

Many tried to escape Turkey via illegal ways as the government cancelled thousands of passports in the aftermath of the failed putsch.