At least 35 people,Â including senior bureaucrats and police officers,Â have been detained by Turkish police, Â in theÂ western province of Izmir. The operation aim to targetÂ supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan’s enemy, Muslim clericÂ Fethullah Gulen.
The arrests came two days after the AK Party, which ErdoganÂ founded, secured a return to single-party rule, in an parliamentary election.
The Dogan news agency reports Tuesday’s dawn raids were carriedÂ out at various addresses across Izmir in an operation againstÂ the “parallel structure”, a term used to refer to U.S.-basedÂ cleric Gulen’s supporters in the state apparatus.
The suspects were taken to the offices of the city’sÂ organised crime unit, Dogan reported.