Police chief, identified with initials, M.S.Ç. was detained in Edirne province while he was allegedly on his way to escape to Greece, on Friday.

Gendarmerie rounded up M.S.Ç. near Keşan district along with Y.A., another Turkish man who was claimed to be abetting M.S.Ç. on his escape.

Dismissed from his job in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, U.G.Y. was arrested after appearing before court in the same day.

Thousands of people have fled Turkey due to a massive witch-hunt launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government against sympathizers of the Gülen movement since a failed coup attempt on July 15. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the coup.

About 130,000 people have been purged from state bodies, 92,000 detained and 45,000 arrested since the coup attempt. Arrestees include journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and a comedian.

Several tips earlier submitted to Turkey Purge confirm that both private sector and public institution deny jobs to the people dismissed after July 15, fearing government pressure.