Thirty-three housewives have been detained over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding a July 15 coup attempt, the pro-gov’t Sabah daily reported on Friday.
Detention warrants were issued for 33 Kayseri women early on Friday. Hours later, police teams carried out simultaneous operations in the province and detained all the suspects.
The detainees are accused of having links to the Gülen movement, of allegedly using of a smart phone application known as ByLock and of attending public meetings organized by movement followers.
Turkish authorities believe ByLock is a communication tool between members of the Gülen movement.