A Tekirdağ court ruled on arrest of four women who were accused of having organized activities on behalf of the Gülen movement.

Defining itself a transnational civil society that has established aid organizations and schools in many countries, the movement now stands accused by the government of orchestrating the failed coup via its sympathizers within Turkey’s state institutions. It denies any accusations while asking for evidence from the government.

According to state-run Anadolu news agency, 17 women were detained as part of an investigation into the movement, on Wednesday. While 4 of them were put under arrest and 1 released on probation, the remaining 12 are waiting to give their testimonies.

The government has purged 120,000 people from the state positions, detained 80,000 and arrested 40,000 over their real or alleged ties to the movement so far since July 15.

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