The Sakarya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for 115 people across 27 provinces as part of an ongoing, government-led crackdown on followers of the faith-based Gülen movement.
Simultaneous raids were conducted across the provinces as part of the Sakarya-based operation.
Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement despite the lack of any evidence to that effect.
Although the Gülen movement strongly denies having any role in the putsch, the government accuses it of having masterminded the foiled coup.