Turkish police have detained at least 22 women in İzmir province over their alleged links to Turkey’s Gulen group, which the government accuses o masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies involvement.
According to a reported by journalist Sevinç Özarslan, among the detainees are housewives and teachers as well well as several former public officials.
They were reportedly taken to a police station for further interrogation.
The suspects are accused of having used ByLock mobile app, an encrypted mobile app that Turkish government sees as a communication tool among followers of the Gulen group. According to the Turkish Interior Ministry at least 510,000 people have been detained over Gulen links since the summer of 2016.