İsmailr Demiriz, the former player for Turkey’s Galatasaray, arrested over his alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt.

An Istanbul court ruled on arrest of Demiriz shortly after he was detained on Thursday.

As part of an ongoing witch-hunt against the Gülen movement, arrest warrants were issued last month for former Galatasaray footballers Hakan Şükür, Arif Erdem and Uğur Tütüneker as well as Demiriz due to their alleged links to the movement.

Demiriz and Tütüneker were briefly detained earlier this month, while Erdem and Şükür are currently out of the country.

Turkey has already detained 43,000 people and arrested 24,000 over alleged ties to the movement since July 15.