Nine women have been detained as part of an operation targeting the alleged followers of the Gülen movement in an operation based in the western province of İzmir.

According to pro-government Milat daily, the detentions took place following simultaneous raids on 10 locations in Eskişehir, Manisa, Şanlıurfa, Burdur, İstanbul, Çanakkale, Antalya, Uşak and Kayseri as well as İzmir on Friday.

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 (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.

The movement denies any involvement.

According to a statement from Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on April 2, a total of 113,260 people have been detained as part of investigations into the Gülen movement since the July 15 coup attempt, while 47,155 were put into pre-trial detention.