Trustees were appointed to 17 companies over their alleged ties to the Gulen Movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 botched coup, on Thursday.

Among the implicated firms are construction, transportation and tourism companies.

On Wednesday, a Turkish court ordered the seizure of all assets of 41 businessmen suspected of allegedly financing themovement.

Some TL 12 billion (about $4 billion) in property has been transferred to the Treasury as part of an investigation into the movement, said Minister for Environment and Urbanization Mehmet Özhaseki on Sept.1. Yet, the total figure is expected to surge more considering seizures and trustee appointments into new companies that have become a common practice in the aftermath of July 15