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    Turkish police detained 17 supporters of the Gulen movement in western Turkey, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Turkish Minute online outlet, the detentions of the activists supporting the Gulen movement inspired by Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took place in the Turkish province of Izmir.

    This is the latest in a series of arrests and detentions of supporters of Gulen movement, as corruption scandal in December 2013 affecting Erdogan and his family was blamed on Gulen and his supporters who were accused of plot against the government. Gulen has denied all accusations.


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