Police detained seven academicians at Turkey’s Bartın University, increasing the already-high number of intellectuals taken under custody as part of an investigation into the July 15 failed coup, on Wednesday.

Academics implicated in Wednesday operation had their homes raided; personal computers along with mobile phones seized.

Academics reportedly attended all daily night rallies organized in protest of the coup attempt since July 15.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 which killed some 240 people and wounded a thousand others. While the government accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding the putsch, the movement has repeatedly repudiated such claims, condemning any intervention into democratically-elected administrations.

Some 82,000 people have been purged from state bodies, 40,000 detained and 20,000 arrested since the coup attempt. Arrestees included journalists, judges, prosecutors, police and military officers, academics, governors and even a comedian.