A total of 831 people were taken into custody in the past week as part of investigations against followers of the Gülen group, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

Turkey survived 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 group

The group denies any involvement.

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ announced on July 7, 2017 that at least 50,504 people have been arrested and 168,801 are the subject of legal proceedings.

Turkey has suspended or dismissed more than 150,000 judges, teachers, police and civil servants since July 15.

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