Turkish court arrested 14 people including Professor Hasan İbicioğlu, the former rector of Süleyman Demirel University, over having ties to the Gülenist (FETÖ) terror organization.
On Monday, anti-terror police detained 56 suspects in the southwestern province of Isparta, who were accused of links to the organization led by Fethullah Gülen, which is involved in plotting to overthrow the Turkish state.
Prosecutor leading the case said computers seized by police revealed that the suspects had footage of unspecified politicians "with the aim to blackmail them into obeying their demands."
The Gülen Movement, led by Fethullah Gülen who lives in self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania in the U.S., is accused of conspiring against the Turkish state, illegally wiretapping thousands of people, including government officials and encrypted phones. The movement has been labelled a threat against Turkey's national security.
Government officials have continuously expressed their determination to continue to lawfully fight the Gülen Movement, whose followers are accused of infiltrating state institutions to gain control of state mechanisms, illegal wiretapping, forgery of official documents and spying.