An Irish businessman, known by initials M.G., is desperately seeking help for his solicitor in Turkey who were arrested as part of an investigation into the Gülen Movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt.

In a recent letter to Turkey Purge, M.G. makes appeal to find a way out for his lawyer.

“I have worked in Antalya/Alanya region of Turkey for many years. I had employed the services of a brilliant lawyer, Osman Yengil, who successfully fought and won my case against my ex Turkish business partner for committing fraud and other offences. I have now been informed my solicitor has been arrested on suspension of being a member of some forbidden organization,” said the businessman.

Asking for ways to help his partner, M.G. also highlighted that the world is aware of what he calls the ridicules purge ongoing in Turkey.

Turkey has detained more than 40,000 people and arrested 23,000 over their alleged links to the movement since the coup attempt. Among the arrestees are journalists, judges, prosecutors, teachers, doctors and academics.

Critics blast on the ruling AK Party party accusing it of capitalizing the coup attempt for its own benefit and get rid of all dissidents from within state institutions.