ANKARA (Sputnik) — Six among the number are acting government officials, while the other 37 were laid off work. All of them were supposedly users of the ByLock messaging application, a program linked by the Turkish authorities to the Gulen movement, the Daily Sabah newspaper said.
Earlier on Monday, the Anadolu news agency informed about the arrest of another group of alleged Gulen Movement supporters, which consisted of 42 people, including university professors from Turkey’s prestigious Bogazici University.
The Turkish authorities blame the Gulen movement for last year’s unsuccessful July 15 coup attempt. Gulen himself denies any involvement in the coup.