A total of 2,073 suspects were taken into police custody throughout July as part of post-coup investigations into the Gülen group, according to Turkey’s deputy interior minister İsmail Çataklı.

The Turkish government accuses the Gülen group of masterminding a failed coup on July 15, 2016 and labels it a “terrorist organization,” although the group denies involvement in the coup attempt or any terrorist activity.

In all counterterrorism investigations in July, Turkish police took 2,940 suspects into custody, 561 of whom were arrested by a court.

Following the coup attempt, the Turkish government launched a massive crackdown on followers of the movement under the pretext of an anti-coup fight as a result of which some 140,000 people were removed from state jobs while over half a million have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.