A Turkish court ruled for the arrest of a total of 21 civilians on Saturday over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, the pro-gov’t Karar daily has reported.

Detention warrants were issued for 34 Ağrı individuals early on Friday. Hours later, police teams carried out simultaneous operations in the province and detained all the suspects. 21 of those were sent to prison on Saturday.

The arrestees are reportedly accused of having links to the Gülen movement, using of a smart phone application known as ByLock and attending public meetings organized by the movement followers.

 

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