ankara - The highest adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was arrested on Saturday. Birol Erdem and his wife Gülümser are suspected of ties with Fethullah Gülen's movement, reported the state press office Anadolu.
According to the government, that movement was behind the coup attempt of July 2016. After the coup failed, more than 110,000 people were arrested. Of them there are still more than 47,000. The Gülen residing in the United States denies any involvement.