Erdogan’s crackdown – Woman detained while showing newborn baby to jailed husband


Date posted: March 9, 2017

S.Ö., whose husband was jailed a few weeks before she gave birth to a baby, was detained in Sakarya on March 8 when she went to Sakarya Prison to show him their newborn baby.

According to AktifHaber.com, police detained S.Ö. on March 8 while women around the world were marking International Women’s Day and put her in Ferizli Prison in Sakarya.

S.Ö.’s husband was imprisoned 45 days ago over links to a failed coup in Turkey in July of last year. She gave birth to a baby 17 days later.

Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.

The movement denies any involvement.

In the currently ongoing post-coup purge, over 135,000 people, including thousands within the military, have been purged due to their real or alleged connection to the movement, according to a statement by the labor minister on Jan. 10.

As of March 1, 93,248 people were being held without charge, with an additional 46,274 in pre-trial detention. A total of 7,316 academics were dismissed, and 4,070 judges and prosecutors were purged over alleged coup involvement or terrorist links.


Related News

Father jailed over Gülen links, 6-months-old paralyzed baby left in intensive care

With Husband Already In Jail, Woman Along With Two Children Detained In Post-Coup Witch Hunt

Wife says dismissed police chief left to die of colorectal cancer in İzmir prison

Mother with infant jailed while trying to visit imprisoned husband

Source: Turkish Minute , March 9, 2017


Related News

Bilal Erdogan: Italy names Turkish president’s son in money laundering investigation allegedly connected to political corruption

Bilal Erdigan, son of the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, is under investigation in Italy for money laundering, in connection, it has been claimed, with the 2013 corruption scandal that rocked the Turkish political establishment. The Bologna public prosecutor has opened a file on Bilal Erdogan after a key opponent of the Turkish regime officially denounced the president’s son, alleging he brought in large amounts of money to Italy last September to be recycled.

First “Families Meeting” series concludes with a spectacular night

The first series of “Families Meeting” project, intended to bring together the members of diverse cultures, faiths and ethnicities and let them get to know each other, by Intercultural Dialogue Platform (KADIP) in cooperation with Foundation of Solidarity (DIDADER), came to an end with a final gathering at Syriac Catholic Church. Following the president of […]

Gülen’s lawyer to sue daily Sabah over black propaganda

Gülen’s lawyer, Nurullah Albayrak, will file a legal complaint in Ankara against the daily on Monday for violating the confidentiality of communication according to Article 132 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) and for insult according to Article 125 of the TCK.

Nearly 500 police officials reassigned in Ankara, İzmir

Erdoğan has reacted furiously to the corruption investigation, decrying an attempted “judicial coup” his supporters see as orchestrated by the Hizmet movement. He has reassigned thousands of police officers, more than a hundred judges and prosecutors, and purged official bodies of executives he suspects of being close to Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.

Top union: Closing prep schools to leave 60,000 jobless

Turkey’s largest business confederation, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), has said a government plan to shut down private exam preparatory schools (dershanes) will leave an estimated 60,000 teachers at these institutions jobless while causing financial losses to investors.

Illegal raid against Bank Asya spells disaster for Turkey, says TUSKON head

“The raid on Bank Asya is a violation of the right of proprietorship and a murders the entrepreneurial spirit,” noted the president of the Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON), Rızanur Meral, in an interview with Bugün TV.

Latest News

Turkey’s Erdoğan Regime Extends Post-Coup Witch Hunt Targeting Gülen Followers Abroad

‘Consider your husband dead, start a new life,’ prosecutor tells detainee’s wife

Turkey jails disabled teacher after dismissing him and wife from profession

Wife: Jailed Former Prosecutor, Heavy Cancer Patient, Needs Urgent Health Care

Woman looking after disabled children alone as prosecutor husband under arrest for 270 days

4-year-old visits dad in jail on Children’s Day wearing T-shirt with newborn brother’s picture

520 children of imprisoned mothers growing up in jail, yet Turkey celebrates Children’s Day

Cold Turkey: Erdogan’s withdrawal from democracy

Afghan Students, families baulk at Turkey taking over schools

In Case You Missed It

NTIC Student Bags Int’l Young Inventors Olympiads, Beats US, UK, Others

Gülen: ‘Shame for military to stage coups but not to finish off the PKK’

Punjab government and Turk NGO Kimse Yok Mu sign protocol

Handcuffed justice

Imprisoned Gülen followers subject to rape, nail extraction, object insertion: lawyers association

Tunisia was able to make constitution because of concessions of all parties

An Experience of Co-Existence: Panel on the Example of Istanbul and Şanlıurfa

Turkey could find itself facing hefty legal bill for mass purges

Hizmet and March 30 elections: What happened? (I)

Copyright 2017 Hizmet News