At least 5 people in Antalya’s Gazipasa district were taken into custody as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding July 15 coup attempt, on Monday.
The detainees were Gazipasa airport’s manager C.A., a doctor at Gazipasa State Hospital, two small business owners and a firefighter.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 which killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the AKP 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.