A prospective judge, known by his initials M.G., has been put in pretrial detention after he was arrested while on way to escape to Greece.
An arrest warrant was earlier issued against M.G. as part of an Ankara-based investigation into the Gulen movement and law enforcement rounded him up as he was located near Greek border, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday.
Turkish government blames the movement for leading the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, a claim the group denies. Earlier, M.G. had his judicial internship terminated by the authorities over Gulen links.
Accused of “membership to a terrorist organization,” M.G. was arrested just before he managed to escape to Greece, Anadolu said.
More than 126,000 people have been detained and some 56,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since last summer.
Many tried to escape Turkey via illegal ways as the government cancelled thousands of passports in the aftermath of the failed putsch.