A district mayor from Turkey’s main opposition party was arrested on Monday evening due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the Turkish media reported.
İbrahim Burak Oğuz, the mayor of İzmir’s Urla district from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), was summoned by a prosecutor on Monday to testify in an investigation into the movement and was subsequently arrested by a court.
Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although it strongly denies any involvement.
The prosecutor’s office claimed that Oğuz had contacts with high-ranking Gülen movement members.
More than 90,000 people have been arrested over Gülen links since the failed coup, and some 30,000 of them are still behind bars. (turkishminute.com)