Ümit Akbey, a Turkish citizen and an alleged “matchmaker,” has been sentenced to 12 years, 9 months in prison over his links to Turkey’s Gülen movement, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016.

According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, Akbey was tasked by the Gülen movement with providing a matchmaking service for the members of the movement in Turkey’s central Anatolia region.

Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement.

More than 500,000 eople have been investigated and over 90,000 put in pre-trial detention over ties to the movement since the summer of 2016.