Twenty-four members of the Global Doctors Movement (Küresel Doktorlar Hareketi), a Turkey-based network of physicians advocating access to safe, comprehensive healthcare services, were detained on Thursday due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement.
The detainees include doctors, dentists and pharmacists.
As part of the operation, based in Adana province, police raided 32 locations in Adana, Mersin, Şanlıurfa and Kilis provinces.
The Global Doctors Movement is a group that has 20,000 members and many subsidiary associations across Turkey, and has performed more than 300,000 medical examinations and some 15,000 surgeries in more than 40 countries over the past couple of years.
Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.