Detention warrants were issued for 64 former police officers who were dismissed from their jobs as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement.

Media reported Monday that 46 of the suspects were detained during simultaneous police operations in Antalya, Çorum, Mersin, Kayseri, Kırıkkale, Yozgat, Kahramanmaraş and Ankara provinces.

Suspects are accused of ties to the Gulen movement.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 that killed 249 people. Following the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group, initiating a widespread purge aimed at cleansing members of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.

More than 150,000 people were dismissed from their jobs over alleged terrorism ties as part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup crackdown while 510,000 people were detained since the summer of 2016.