Two more companies were seized as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement, which the Turkish government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup, media reported Tuesday.
A trustee panel was appointed to Ikizler Kuyumculuk, a jewelry store chain in Tekirdag province as well as another company in Istanbul as part of a seizure order on the assets of two businessmen, identified as K.Ö. and K.G.
Arrest warrants were issued for 9 businessmen including K.Ö. and K.G. who are accused of having made financial support to the Gulen group.
6 of the suspects were rounded up at the time of writing while K.Ö. is reported to be abroad.
The government detained more than 160,000 people and jailed some 60,000 since the summer of 2016.
Meanwhile, nearly 1,000 companies with a total value of $12 billion in assets have been seized and then transferred to the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) since the coup attempt. The companies in question were mostly targeted as part of the government crackdown against the movement.
Gulen group denies involvement in the coup attempt.