Turkish police have detained president of the Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), Selçuk Kozağaçlı, the Cumhuriyet daily reported.

Kozağaçlı is the lawyer for famed Turkish educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who started a hunger strike in order to protest their dismissal under state of emergency decree-laws issued after a failed coup in Turkey last year.

Özakça tweeted on Wednesday that along with 15 lawyers, his lawyer Kozağaçlı was taken into custody by police.

The details yet to come.