At least 30 people including housewives and former public servants who were dismissed from their jobs over links to the Gülen movement, was taken under custody over similar charges on Friday.

Police, joined by special operation forces, carried out simultenaous operations at 45 locations in Adana and another one in Ankara province in order to detain 30 suspects as part of an Adana-based investigation into the movement.

The detainees are accused of having links to the movement, which according to prosecutors is the top communication tool among members of the Gülen movement, accused by the government of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

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 government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the movement. The movement denies any involvement in the coup attempt.

More than 120,000 people including hundreds of housewives over ties to the movement since last summer.