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The Turkish authorities have permitted the detention of 260 people who are suspected of being linked to the movement of Fetullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the 2016 Turkish coup d’état attempt. Nearly 200 people were detained today, including 171 in Ankara and 10 in other cities, reports DW.

Among the detainees is a district head who is also a representative of the oppositional National-Republican Party. The search for the remaining suspects continues, the institution’s statement reads. In addition, the Prosecutor General’s Office has given 17 more permits to arrest people on the sidelines of another investigation related to the Gulen movement, and there are 10 doctors among them.

Thousands of people were jailed and over 100,000 were dismissed from offices in Turkey during the massive crackdown that followed the 2016 Turkish coup d’état attempt.

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