A total of 963 people were detained in operations targeting the Gülen movement over the past week, according to a statement from Turkey’s Interior Ministry on Monday.
The detentions took place between April 3 and 10.
As a result of operations targeting left-wing terror organizations, the ministry said 76 suspects had been detained in the same period, while police detained 570 people over alleged links to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
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 (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.
According to a statement from Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on April 2, a total of 113,260 people have been detained as part of investigations into the Gülen movement since the July 15 coup attempt, while 47,155 were put into pre-trial detention.
This article originally appeared in Turkish Minute on April 10.