A total of twenty-three housewives and businessmen were detained over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, Hürriyet daily reported on Monday.
Detention warrants were issued for 25 Çorum individuals early on Monday. Hours later, police teams carried out simultaneous operations in the province and detained twenty-three of them.
19 of the detainees are reported to be housewives.
The initials of detainees are as follows: Z.Ö, G.B, A.D, D.K, D.Ö, G.S, S.S, Z.C, Z.K, G.Ç, Z.P, Ö.Ş, A.Y, G.Y, N.A, Z.D, Z.E, E.A., L.T., E.C, F.K, R.B. and Y.B.
The detainees are accuse of having links to the Gülen movement, using of a smart phone application known as ByLock and attending public meetings organized by the movement followers.
Turkish authorities believe ByLock is a communication tool between members of the Gülen movement.