A total of twenty-nine businessmen and doctors were detained over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, Milliyet daily reported on Saturday.

Detention warrants were issued for 32 Denizli individuals early on Friday. Hours later, police teams carried out simultaneous operations in the province and detained twenty-nine of them.

5 of the detainees are reportedly doctors.

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.

Tens of thousands of civil servants, police officers and businessmen have either been dismissed or arrested for using ByLock since a failed coup attempt last July.