Ankara police detained 65 personnel at the country’s top court, Council of State, in an investigation into the Gulen Movement which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, on Thursday.
Detention warrants were issued for 80 personnel while only 65 of them have been detained so far, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded a thousand others, on July 15. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement without credible evidence.
Some 82,000 people have been purged from state bodies, nearly 40,000 detained and 20,000 arrested since the coup attempt since the coup attempt. Arrestees include journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and even a comedian.