Eight more companies in Turkey’s Kahramanmaraş province have been seized by the government as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, accused of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
The movement denies involvement.
Trustees were appointed to eight companies that are owned by a Kahramanmaraş man, identified as C.K., who has been under investigation over his links to the movement. The implicated companies operate in food, automotive, mining, construction and telecommunication sectors.
The government detained more than 120,000 people and jailed some 55,000 since last summer.
Meanwhile, nearly 1,000 companies with a total value of $12 billion in assets have been seized and then transferred to the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) since the coup attempt. The companies in question were mostly targeted as part of the government crackdown against the movement.