At least 12 people were detained at 4 locations police raided as the hiding places of the Gulen followers in Hatay province, on Thursday.

Media said 12 were hiding in 4 different locations in bid to escape arrest as they have links to the Gulen movement. The detainees include an accountant.

During the raids, Hatay police seized some money which had been reportedly raised to aid families of the jailed Gulen followers.

Turkish government blames the Gulen movement and calls it FETO, short for the alleged Fethullahist Terror Group.

The movement denies involvement in the coup and any terror activities.

More than 160,000 people have passed through police custody, of which 80,000 were remanded in prison pending trial over Gulen links since the summer of 2016.