Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of 380 businessmen who were suspected of helping Fethullah Gulen,

Gulen, a US-based opposition leader, has been accused by Ankara of having masterminded a failed coup attempt in the Turkey in mid-July 2016.

According to Press TV, the arrests were issued on Thursday, as prosecutors were seeking permissions for searching the houses and offices of the suspected businessmen.

They believe that the suspects have financially supported Gulen and his network in Turkey.

Over 40,000 people have been arrested in Turkey since the attempted coup failed.

They were arrested on suspicions of having connections with Gulen and the coup attempt.

Also, more than 100,000 have been sacked or suspended from work over similar accusations.

Turkish government has also staged a severe crackdown on those believed to be connected to Kurdish militants operating in the country’s southeast.

According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, “nine suspects, including two provincial officials of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), were remanded in custody by a court earlier in the day over alleged links to Kurdish militants.”

“The nine were among some 30 people arrested overnight, who included HDP Istanbul Provincial Chair Dogan Erbas and Vice Chair Aysel Guzel,” the news agency reported.

It also said that 11 suspects were taken to court nine were remanded in custody over terrorism-related charges.