Former Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu was detained on Thuesday as a part of an investigation of a failed coup attempt.
Police also conducted a search inside Mutlu’s house, according to Anadolu agency.
Mutlu, who was the governor of Istanbul from 2010 to 2014 during the Gezi Park protests in 2013, was suspended from his duties among other 246 local authorities.
The Interior Ministry has suspended 8,777 officials from their duties since the failed coup attempt on July 15.
Currently 13,165 suspects have been taken into custody, including 1,485 police officers, more than 8,838 soldiers, 2,101 judicial members, 52 district governors, and 689 civilians in the frameworks of the probe into the coup attempt of July 15