A Samsun couple, both teachers with outstanding arrest warrants, was detained while hiding in a neighboring province of Amasya in bid to ditch the government’s post-coup witch-hunt against suspected Gulenists.
Media reported Wednesday that 36-year-old elementary school teacher, identified as S.K., and his wife, a 35-year-old Turkish literature teacher, were rounded up at an apartment in central Amasya where they have hidden to avoid arrest over their alleged ties to the Gulen movement.
State-run Anadolu news agency said they were detained and transferred to Samsun for interrogation.
The couple has two children, a 4-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, whose whereabouts are unknown after their parents’ detention, media said.
Turkish government blames the Gulen movement and calls it FETO, short for the alleged Fethullahist Terror Group.
The movement denies involvement in the coup and any terror activities.
More than 160,000 people have passed through police custody, of which 60,000 were remanded in prison pending trial over Gulen links since the summer of 2016.