At least 10 people were detained near Turkey’s Greek border in Edirne province, media reported on Monday.

Gendarmerie caught 10 people in Edirne’s Doyran village and seized their inflatable boat as well as waterproof clothing.

The detainees include a Turkish man, identified by his initials Y.Y., who is reported to be a follower of the Gulen movement and the group’s alleged representative in Colombia.

Thousands of people have fled Turkey due to a massive witch-hunt launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government against sympathizers of the Gülen movement in the wake of a failed coup attempt on July 15. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the coup while the latter denies involvement.

More than 126,000 people have been detained and some 56,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since last summer.

Many tried to escape Turkey via illegal ways as the government cancelled their passports like thousands of others.

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