A total of 26 academics from the Diyarbakır-based Diyarbakır University were detained as part of an ongoing investigation on the Gülen movement, on Monday.
Police carried out operations in four provinces: Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep and Rize. While 23 suspects were rounded up in Diyarbakır, the remaining were detained in the rest of the provinces.
Tens of thousands of civil servants have either been dismissed, detained or arrested for using the application.
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 government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement, inspired by Gülen. The movement strongly denies any involvement in the coup attempt.
The government has already detained 80,000 people and arrested 40,000 over alleged or real links to the movement. Meanwhile, 120,000 people have lost their jobs with most of them being state positions since July 15.
40 detained in Adana
Meanwhile, police detained 40 people in Adana province over same charges, on Monday.
The detainees included police officers and chiefs, and police unit heads.