Turkish police detained the ex-adviser of former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Gürcan Balık, as part of the ongoing operations against the people affiliated with the Gülen Movement in Turkey.

Balik used to be known as the right hand of Davutoglu.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accusses the Gülen movement of being behind the July 15 coup attempt and demanded extradition of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen from the US. Thousands of public servants, judges, prosecutors and journalists were detained by the Turkish police for allegedly having links to the Gülen movement.