Turkey Detains 10 Foreigners Over Suspected Ties to Gulen

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -
People wave Turkey's national flags during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and supported by ruling AK Party (AKP), oppositions Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), to protest against last month's failed military coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, August 7, 2016. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People wave Turkey’s national flags during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and supported by the ruling AK Party (AKP) along with the oppositions Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), to protest against last month’s failed military coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters)

Turkey’s deputy prime minister says 10 foreign nationals have been detained over suspected ties to a U.S.-based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup.

Numan Kurtulmus said Monday that at least four of them had been formally arrested pending a trial. He didn’t provide details on their nationalities.

Kurtulmus said those detained included one person who entered Turkey illegally from Syria on Saturday.

The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, has denied any involvement in the failed coup attempt. He lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania.