At least 23 former police officers who were earlier dismissed as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, were detained on Wednesday.

Police carried out operations to detain their former colleagues in 7 provinces: Adana, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Osmaniye, Antalya and Hatay.

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 Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.

Since July 15, Turkey has detained over 94,200 people and jailed in excess of 46,870, primarily over links to the Gülen movement and on charges of terrorism and coup plotting.