İbrahim Halil Şivgan, the governor of Trabzon’s Arakli district was detained over his alleged links to the Gülen movement, on Monday.

State-run Anadolu news agency said Şivgan was taken into custody by Trabzon police on charges of membership to a terror group.

Turkish government blames Gulenists for the July 15, 2016 failed coup and calls them a terror group while the latter denies involvement and any terrorist activities.

More than 150,000 people including civil servants, police officers and businessmen have been detained and 80,000 were put in pre-trial detention over Gulen links since the summer of 2016.