A total of 34 military officers, mostly of them high ranking personnel, were detained as part of an Ankara-based investigation into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15.

Police carried out operations in 21 other provinces and detained 34 including 30 sergeants.

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.

More than 120,000 people have been purged from state bodies, over 80,000 detained and over 41,000 arrested since the coup attempt. Arrestees include journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and even a comedian.

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