The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday issued detention warrants for 103 people for allegedly organizing marriages between faith-based Gülen movement people, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
According to the report, 63 of the 103 being sought have been detained by police in operations across 36 provinces, while 40 are still at large.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government pursued a crackdown on the Gülen movement following corruption operations in December 2013 in which the inner circle of the government and then-Prime Minister Erdoğan were implicated.
Erdoğan also accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Despite the movement strongly denying involvement in the failed coup, Erdoğan launched a witch-hunt targeting the movement following the putsch.