A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for four ex-football stars, Arif Erdem, İsmail Demiriz, Uğur Tütüneker, Hakan Şükür, over their alleged links the the US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, whom the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup attempt.

According to several media outlets, police teams raided the houses of former players in Sakarya and İstanbul early on Aug 24, and seized some personal documents and computers found at the houses.