Esmaül Hüsna Öksüz, one of the cousins of Adil Öksüz, a major suspect in the investigations into the July 15 coup attempt has been arrested, adding up to a group of people jailed over their family ties to the latter.

Esmaül Hüsna was rounded up at a post office in Istanbul where she was going to send a package to his relatives in the US who are wanted over links the Gulen movement, media reported Saturday.

An Istanbul court subsequently ordered that Öksüz be put in pre-trial detention.

Critics often blast the government for a massive purge it is carrying out that violates the principle of individual criminal responsibility. Meanwhile, question marks are yet to simmer down also over accusations against Adil Öksüz as he was released after being detained immediately after the coup attempt.

Turkish government has so far detained 150,000 people and arrested 80,000 over the faintest –true or alleged– links to the Gülen movement, which it blames for the coup attempt.

The movement denies involvement in the bloody attempt.

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