Turkish police continue to detain more people from all walks of life over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15.
On Thursday, as part of an operation based in Aydın, police teams conducted raids in İstanbul, İzmir, Balıkesir, Denizli and 10 other provinces and detained a total of 50 civilians, businessmen, teachers over alleged Gulen links.
In Bursa, a total of 7 academics were detained on Wednesday on charges of using ByLock, a smart phone application that authorities believe is a communication tool between members of the Gülen movement, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.
The detainees identified as follows: C.K, D.H, E.G, İ.Y, M.A, İ.H.K. and M.A.
In Hatay, 17 civilians were detained on charges of using ByLock. The detainees were reportedly taken to Hatay police station for interrogation.
In Elazığ, a total of 30 police officers were detained for alleged involvement in the coup attempt of July 15, Anadolu also reported on Thursday.