Duzce police carried out an operation and detained Prof. Dr. H.O, an academic and a cardiologist at Duzce University’s Medical Faculty until he was dismissed with a post-coup emergency decree, over his links to the Gulen movement.

According to state-run Anadolu news agency on Sept 5, an arrest warrant was issued against H.O. a year ago and police were able to locate him only very recently. Local media said, H.O. was out of Duzce until Eid Al Adha holiday.

The professor’s cell phone as well as his computer were seized during a police search and the court in charge ordered his arrest over ties the movement.

Turkish government accuses the Gulen group of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement. More than 58,000 people, among them thousands of academics, have been jailed over Gulen ties so far.