Twelve teachers were detained in a Malatya-based investigation into the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, on Tuesday morning.

Police carried out operations in Malatya and Adiyaman provinces, and detained 14 suspects.

According to state-run Anadolu news agency, the detainees included those who were earlier dismissed from their jobs under post-coup emergency rule.

Turkish government has detained more than 120,000 people including thousands of teachers and academics in its crackdown against the movement since last summer.