A total of 767 people were detained across Turkey as part of investigations into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, over the past week.
In a written statement on Monday, Interior Ministry said 767 were detained over their alleged links to the movement on between May 8 and May 15. The ministry also said another 57 were detained on charges of terrorist propaganda on social media. Those detained over links to the movement also included three Turkish nationals –Turgay Karaman, Ihsan Aslan and Ismet Ozcelik– who were deported from Malaysia on Turkey’s request, last week.
Meanwhile, law enforcement took into custody four people on alleged ties to what the government says leftist terrorist organizations.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the AK Party government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement. The movement denies any involvement.