A Turkish prosecutor issued detention warrants for a total of 101 teachers and principals on Thursday in İstanbul as part of an investigation into the alleged and real followers of Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup on July 15, 2016.
According to the T24 news website, nine of the teachers and principals have been suspended, and 94 were fired in a purge carried out by the government following the coup attempt.
Seventy-four of the 101 have been detained and taken to İstanbul police headquarters, while the search for the other 27 continues.
Following the coup attempt, the Turkish government declared the Gülen group an “armed terrorist organization.”
The group strongly denies any involvement.
According to a report by the state-run Anadolu news agency on May 28, 154,694 individuals have been detained and 50,136 have been jailed due to alleged Gülen links since the failed coup attempt.