At least 15 academics from Pamukkale University in Denizli were detained as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Detention warrants were issued for 22 academics and university personnel; however, police were only able to locate 15 academics at the medical faculty.

The movement denies involvement in the coup attempt.

Nearly 7,000 academics have lost their jobs since July 15.