A total of 17 people were taken into police custody as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement in Turkey’s Bursa province on Tuesday.

Bursa Public Prosecutor’s Office issued warrants for 17 suspects who used to work at now-defunct schools and a kindergarten as teachers and executives, media said Tuesday.

The detainees are accused of links to the movement for having had accounts at Bank Asya and having used ByLock mobile app.

Turkish government blames the movement for the July 15, 2016 failed coup while the latter denies involvement.

The said schools, like some 3,000 other schools, were earlier closed over Gulen links as was Bank Asya.

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