At least 14 people were detained as part of a Samsun-based investigation into the suspected followers of the Gulen movement, media reported Friday.
Detainees include former military school students and a dismissed public employee.
— Turkey Purge (@TurkeyPurge) May 10, 2019
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 that killed 249 people. Following the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group, initiating a widespread purge aimed at cleansing members of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.
More than 150,000 people were dismissed from their jobs over alleged terrorism ties as part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup crackdown while 510,000 people were detained since the summer of 2016.