At least 24 former public officials were detained by Konya and Ankara police in midnight raids  for “providing moral and financial support” to the families of Gulenist purge-victims.

Among the detainees are teachers, police officers, health workers as well as 1 police commissioner.

According to the Bold news portal,  police accuses the detainees of attempting to re-establish the Gulen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.

The group denies any involvement. More than 500,000 people have been investigated over ties to the group in Turkey so far.