Thirty-three out of 40 people, who are members of the Kimse Yok Mu aid foundation and referred to court for arrest on Wednesday, were arrested on Friday as part of an İstanbul-based investigation targeting the faith-based Gülen movement.
Seven of the detainees were released after their interrogation by the court.
Detention warrants were issued last week for 121 people including former Kimse Yok Mu chairman İsmail Cingöz by the Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Forty-six people were detained six of whom were released after their interrogation at the police while 40 were referred to court for arrest on Wednesday.
The Kimse Yok Mu Foundation, which was closed down by a government decree in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt on July 15, used to function as the corporate body of aid and relief activities for the Gülen movement, taking relief to millions of people around Turkey and the world.
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.