Dismissed from their jobs as part of the post-coup government purge of state institutions, two public servants were detained in Turkey’s border province of Edirne province before they manage to make it through Greece.
Nine were caught red-handed near Serem village in the Meric district while they were reportedly on their way to cross Turkey’s Greek border illegally.
According to state-run Anadolu Agency, two of the detainees have had outstanding travel bans issued against them over their alleged ties to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt. Both two were earlier dismissed from their posts with a government decree, Anadolu said.
Turkey has already detained some 115,000 people over alleged or real ties to the movement while many of those in prison had been already sacked from their jobs.