Detention warrants were issued against 47 businessmen in the southern province of western as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, on Monday.
29 of the suspects were rounded up while police were seeking the remaining 18 businesspeople at the time of this writing.
According to the Mersin Public Prosecutor’s Office, the suspects are accused of having deposited money into the government-closed Bank Asya, having been member of the associations shuttered of over ties to the movement, of earlier overseas trips with people suspected of Gülen links and staying at the same hotels with them at the same times.
Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement.
More than 126,000 people have been detained and 55,000 arrested over ties to the movement since the summer of 2016.
Meanwhile, detention warrants were issued for 36 others in Istanbul as part of a separate probe into the movement.