Twenty-five more companies in Turkey’s western province of Aydin were seized by the government as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, accused of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, on Thursday.
The movement denies involvement.
Trustees were appointed to twenty-five companies including the country’s leading dried fruits and nuts producer, Tugba Kuruyemis.
Aydin-based Tugba Kuruyemis has 68 branches across Turkey and its owner was briefly detained over Gulen links last year.
The government detained more than 126,000 people and jailed some 55,000 since last summer.
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.
Meanwhile, Adana-based businessman, Mehmet Kadi’s shares in Karteks Tekstil and Karteks Enerji companies were seized in Gulen investigation the same day.