The İstanbul, Konya and Ankara chief public prosecutor’s offices on Tuesday issued detention warrants for a total pf 105 people including 27 former staff of Ministry of Youth and Sports over alleged links to the Gülen group, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The group is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that 623 people have been detained in one week due to alleged links to the group, bringing the number of people taken into custody in January to 2,426.

A total of 62,895 people were detained in 2017 as part of investigations into the movement, according to Interior Ministry reports.

The Justice Ministry announced on July 13 that 169,013 people have been the subject of legal proceedings on coup charges since the failed coup.

Turkey has suspended or dismissed more than 150,000 judges, teachers, police and civil servants since July 15 through government decrees issued as part of an ongoing state of emergency declared after the coup attempt.

 

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