Police raided several houses in Turkey’s Eskisehir where suspected followers of the Gulen movement are thought to be residing, and detained 8 people.
The eight people “were caught in the middle of a meeting during police raids on FETO cells,” the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Turkish government accuses Gulenists of masterminding the July 15, 2016 failed coup while the latter denies involvement. More than 150,000 people have passed through police custody and 90,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016.
The government calls FETO, short for the so-called Fethullahist Terrorist Organization, but the group says it is not related to any terrorist activities.