Detention warrants have been issued for at least 133 people including active duty and former military officers as well as former military cadets as part of an “terror” investigation regarding payphone call records.
Police raids were conducted at dozens of locations across 31 provinces on Tuesday to detain the suspects.
The suspects are accused of having links to the Gulen group which, the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The group denies any involvement.
Among those facing detention are 31 are active duty officers and three are former military officers while 65 are former military cadets who were expelled from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in the aftermath of the coup attempt.