Twenty-one people have been detained by Turkish police teams as part of an operation based in the eastern province of Siirt against alleged followers of the faith-based Gülen movement.

The detentions took place across 10 provinces as part of an investigation conducted by the Siirt Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.

The movement denies any involvement.