Turkish government’s crackdown expands to Turkey’s countryside as authorities has recently arrested 9 major businessmen in Turkish district of Merzifon as part of an investigations into the coup attempt of July 15.

Sent to Merzifon Courthouse after being detained, nine businessmen, identified by the initials; F.A., S.K., A.O., A.O., A.I., Ö. A., N.G., H.İ.E. and M.T., were arrested as part of a probe into those linked to Gülen Movement.