At least 83 people were detained as part of an Izmir-based investigation into the Gülen movement on Wednesday.

 

Detention warrants were issued for 98 individuals over their alleged ties to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. The group denies involvement.

Police carried out operations in Menemen, Aliağa, Bergama, Ödemiş, Torbalı, Tire, Kemalpaşa and Menderes, and rounded up 83 of them.

The detainees included teachers who used to work for Gülen-linked schools, people working for the government-seized companies and a retired police chied, according to media.

More than 125,000 people have been detained over Gülen links since last year.