Ankara police detained 47 people including Fethullah Gülen’s nephew, Salman Gülen in a new post-coup investigation on Wednesday.
Detention warrants were issued for 87 people over their alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The movement denies involvement.
Police have carried out operations at 65 different locations in Ankara and rounded up 47 suspects as of the time of this writing while the work was underway to detain the remaining.
State-run Anadolu agency said the suspects had been hiding in what is called gaybubet places to avoid arrest.
Turkish government has so far detained 120,000 people and arrested some 50,000 over the faintest –true or alleged– links to the Gülen movement. Gülen, himself, have had his several relatives jailed so far.
Critics often blast the government for a massive purge it is carrying out that violates the principle of individual criminal responsibility.