Turkey’s anti-terrorism police have detained at least 33 people in simultaneous raids across İstanbul for alleged links to the Gülen group, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
According to the state-run TRT news, as part of an investigation based in the İstanbul province, simultaneous raids were conducted in 30 different locations late on Wednesday.
Turkey survived 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.
The movement denies any involvement.