Serdar Seyidoğlu, the general manager of Seyidoğlu Baklava chain was detained over his alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt.

Detention warrants were issued for 87 individuals early on September 30. It has turned out Seyidoğlu was also among those implicated.

The government earlier arrested the company’s chairman Mustafa Seyidoğlu on the same ground.

Detention of the former came days after Turkish police detained Veli Karahan, the owner of a well-established pastry shop named Tatlıcı Köse in Adana.

Karahan’s detention was widely mocked on social media back then as it increased the number of desert makers under custody.

Faruk Güllü, one of the brothers who run the famous baklava chain Güllüoğlu, has already been under arrest over his alleged links to the movement. Critics blast on government for wielding broad authority it has armed under post-coup emergency rules. Plumbers, teachers, drivers, journalists, comedians, small business owners, court personnel, university students, construction workers and postmen are also among thousands of ordinary citizens who have been either arrested or detained over ties to the movement.

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