A Tokat lawyer, identified as G.B., has been detained at a police station where he/she originally came to defend his/her client, under custody over links to the Gulen movement.

It turns out that a detention warrant was earlier issued for G.B. as part of the same investigation that led his/her client to be taken under custody.

G.B.’s client is identified as N.A. who is also a lawyer.

The Tokat court overseeing their case released them on judicial control following their detention period, Anadolu news agency reported Friday.

Turkish government accuses the Gulen followers of masterminding the July 15, 2016 failed coup while the latter denies involvement.

More than 150,000 people including thousands of judges and prosecutors have passed through custody while 80,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, over 150,000 have lost their jobs since then.