Kutbettin Gülen, the brother of Fetullah Gülen, the mastermind of the failed July 15 coup attempt, has been arrested by Turkish police in an anti-terror operation in İzmir province on charges of "being a member of an armed terrorist organization."
Gülen was detained after anti-terror police started searching for him after receiving a tip-off that he was staying at the home of a relative in the Gaziemir district of the western province of İzmir.
Kutbettin Gülen was dismissed from a printing house operating under Kaynak Holding after the state appointed trustees to the company in 2015 for its links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ).
Fetullah Gülen has five brothers: Seyfullah and Hasbi, who are dead, and Mesih, Salih and Kutbettin. He also has two sisters, Nurhayat and Fazilet. Their current whereabouts are not known.