The operation came after the Ankara prosecutor’s office ordered the detention of a total of 54 policemen wanted in 20 provinces including Ankara, Konya, Bolu, Duzce, Hakkari and Diyarbakir provinces.
Such operations have been held across the country against what the government calls the "parallel state," a movement allegedly formed by U.S.-based preacher Fethullah Gulen and his supporters.
The "parallel state" is a purported group of Turkish bureaucrats and senior officials embedded in the country's institutions, including the judiciary and the police, which are allegedly trying to undermine the Turkish government.
In the course of the scandal, wiretap recordings of top officials including Erdogan leaked onto the Internet. Thousands of police officers, judges and prosecutors have since been removed from their posts or transferred to other duties.
In December, a Turkish court issued an arrest warrant for Gulen on suspicion of heading a criminal organisation and this month Turkey revoked his passport.
On Tuesday, another arrest warrant was issued for him and a newspaper columnist under a related wiretapping case, according to media reports.