One of the kit-men of Turkey’s Fenerbahçe football club, Dursun Çetin has been detained over his alleged links to the Gülen Movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt.
Police detained Çetin at İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on his way to Ukraine where his team will play against FC Zorya in UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Had his passport cancelled prior to the trip, Çetin was taken into custody on Wednesday. The club management was reportedly unaware of the arrest warrant issued against Çetin.
Turkish has already detained 43,000 people and arrested 24,000 over their alleged ties to the movement. Among the arrestees are journalists, judges, prosecutors, academics, doctors, teachers, nurses and even a comedian. While the movement vehemently denies any involvement in the attempt, thousands have also lost their jobs so far.