Turkish police continue to detain more people from all walks of life over alleged links to the Gülen movement (a.k.a Hizmet movement) which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15 without showing any solid evidence.
On Thursday, as part of an operation based in Aydın, police teams conducted raids in İstanbul, İzmir, Balıkesir, Denizli and 10 other provinces and detained a total of 50 civilians, businessmen, teachers over alleged Gulen links.
In Bursa, a total of 7 academics were detained on Wednesday on charges of using ByLock, a smart phone application that authorities believe is a communication tool between members of the Gülen movement, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.
The detainees identified as follows: C.K, D.H, E.G, İ.Y, M.A, İ.H.K. and M.A.
In Hatay, 17 civilians were detained on charges of using ByLock. The detainees were reportedly taken to Hatay police station for interrogation.
In Elazığ, a total of 30 police officers were detained for alleged involvement in the coup attempt of July 15, Anadolu also reported on Thursday. ( turkeypurge.com )