Arrest warrants were issued for 102 people in 23 provinces as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement, on Tuesday.

Media reported that Bursa-based investigation seeks arrest of 55 dismissed police officers, 38 students purged from military academy, 8 dismissed military officers and a public sector employee.

Police carried out operations to detain the suspects in 23 provinces including Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir.

Turkish government blames Gulenists for the July 15, 2016 failed coup while the group denies involvement.

More than 150,000 people have lost their jobs over Gulen links, over 150,000 have passed through police custody and some 90,000 have been put in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016.

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