16 foreign students have been detained in Turkey during police raids against Gülenists in the southern city of Mersin, TRT Haber said on Saturday.

The Turkish government accuses the Gülen movement, a religious group led by Fethullah Gülen, of orchestrating the coup attempt in July 2016. In the coup attempt’s aftermath, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) began far-reaching purges under a state of emergency that have affected hundreds of thousands of citizens associated with Gülen.

In Mersin, the police identified a Gülenist, who allegedly has been in charge of foreign students affiliated to the movement and raided 10 houses. 10 Somali, 3 Djibouti, 2 Guinea, and 1 Syrian nationals were detained by the police.