Under detention since Jan. 6, Fethullah Gülen’s nephew, identified only by initials M.A.S., were arrested on Feb. 2.
Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement despite the lack of any evidence to that effect.
M.A.S. was detained along with 3 others on Jan. 6. While all four were arrested on Wednesday, M.A.S has joined Gülen’s many other relatives previously arrested as part of investigations into the movement.