Antalya Chief Public Prosecutor’s issued detention warrants for 25 lawyers including members of Contemporary Lawyers Association (ÇHD) members on Thursday, as part of witch-hunt operations against the Gülen movement launched in the aftermath of a failed coup attempt on July 15, Bianet news website reported on Thursday.

According to the report, police raided houses of the lawyers including Münip Ermiş, deputy head of ÇHD and one of the lawyers of the academics who were target of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Justice and Development Part (AKP) after signing a peace declaration on Jan 11, 2016, and Lider Tanrıkulu, executive board member of Antalya Bar Association.


This article originally appeared in Turkish Minute on September 8.