A total of 38 police officers were detained in Kars province on Tuesday over alleged links to the Gülen movement, the İhlas news agency has reported.
The police officers were detained on charges of using ByLock, a smart phone application that authorities believe is a communication tool between members of the Gülen movement.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.
The movement denies any involvement. (Turkey Purge)