İbrahim Burak Oğuz, the mayor of İzmir’s Urla district from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), was sent to prison on Monday evening due to alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, the Turkish media reported.
Oğuz was reportedy summoned by a prosecutor on Monday to testify in an investigation into the movement and was subsequently arrested by a court.
Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although latter denies any involvement.
The prosecutor’s office claimed that Oğuz had contacts with high-ranking Gülen movement members.
More than 90,000 people have been arrested over Gülen links since the failed coup, and some 30,000 of them are still behind bars.