Thirty district governors and candidates for the position have been arrested in Tokat as part of an investigation targeting the Gülen movement, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government accuse of being behind a failed coup attempt on July 15, TGRT reported on Thursday.

According to the report, 75 district governors and candidates have testified to a prosecutor in Tokat. Thirty of them have been arrested, while 25 have been freed on probation, and 20 others have been released.