A local governor in the Hayrabolu district of Tekirdağ province was detained on Saturday over alleged links to the Gülen movement, as part of an ongoing purge in Turkey.

Governor Kürşad Özdemir was detained for using a smart phone application named ByLock, which according to the government is evidence of links to the Gülen movement.

The government holds the movement responsible for a failed coup on July 15 and has been conducting a massive purge since the day after the botched coup.