At least 5 people were detained in Kutahya as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, on Monday.

The detainees also included S.B., a Turkmenistan citizen studying at Dumlupinar University

Detention warrants were issued for two more people in the same investigation.

Meanwhile, 23 others were detained in the province of Mersin, in another investigation on Monday.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement, inspired by US-based Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen.

Tens of thousands of civil servants, police officers and businessmen have either been dismissed or arrested for using ByLock since a failed coup attempt last July.