Turkish police have detained at least 20 military cadets in midnight raids over alleged involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt, journalist Sevinç ÖZarslan tweeted.

So far, a total of 259 military cadets have been given lengthy prison sentences on charges of attempting to overturn the constitutional order and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government and parliament by use of force as well as membership in a terrorist organization.

The cadets say they had no information about a coup attempt unfolding and were acting on orders from their superiors, who told them there was a terrorist attack.