A total of 40 businessmen including majority shareholders of the government-seized Islamic lender, Bank Asya were arrested on the accusation of providing financial support to the Gülen Movement, on Friday.

Turkish government accuses the movement of heading the July 15 failed coup attempt.

Among those arrested on Friday are Bank Asya partners Hasan and İbrahim Sayın; Akfa Holding Chairman Fatih Aktaş and the vice chairman Ferhat Aktaş; and Fi Yapı Chairman Fikret İnan.