At least 5 women were detained over their suspected ties to the Gülen movement in a Manisa-based investigation, media reported on Wednesday.
The public prosecutor’s office in Manisa’s Turgutlu district issued detention warrants for 5 women on accusation that they were involved in the movement’s alleged sisterhood network.
Some of the detainees are also accused of having used ByLock, a mobile app Turkish prosecutors believe to be a top communication tool among Gulenists.
Turkish government blames the Gulen movement for the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 while the latter denies involvement.
More than 160,000 people have passed through police custody, of which 90,000 were remanded in prison pending trial over Gulen links since the summer of 2016.