Turkey’s purge has taken a new turn with four fuel attendants in Kayseri being detained over their alleged refusal of customers on the night of July 15 coup attempt.

While detention warrants were issued for nine gas jockeys at six stations in Kayseri, four of them were taken into custody, on Wednesday.

The indictment accuses the gas attendants of not supplying fuel to customers on July 15.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 which killed some 240 people and wounded a thousand others. While the government accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding the putsch, the movement has repeatedly repudiated such claims, condemning any intervention into democratically-elected administrations.

Some 82,000 people have been purged from state bodies, 40,000 detained and 20,000 arrested since the coup attempt. Arrestees included journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and even a comedian.