Three people were arrested Friday as part of an unlawful wiretapping operation in the western province of Bursa and four other provinces, including Ankara.
Ten people were detained in the morning and are accused of illegally eavesdropping on the Social Security Institute office in Bursa.
The suspects are allegedly members of the Gülen Movement, deemed a terrorist organization by the government, and are accused of "forming and operating a criminal organization, collecting money for an organization, bid rigging and illegally seizing private personal documents."
Ramazan Y., the provincial director of the institute, Taylan Y., information process officer and officer Erol K. were arrested, while the others detainees were released.
Bursa prosecution office ordered an examination into the institute's phone central on Nov. 5, 2014.
The Gülen Movement is a transnational movement accused of; wiretapping government officials, encrypted phones and infiltrating state institutions with the aim of overthrowing the government. It has private schools in over 160 countries, including the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa, and has faced scrutiny in countries including Russia, Azerbaijan, Germany and the U.S.
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