Date posted: February 8, 2017
Filiz Y., a 30-year-old woman who gave birth at Mersin City Hospital last night, has been detained over alleged links to the Gulen movement, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Late on Sunday night, a group of police officers arrived at the hospital and demanded Filiz’s discharge as soon as she delivered her baby, said a tweet by Turkish journalist Hayri Zengin.
Newly emerged video footage shows the moment plainclothes policemen detain Filiz and take her to the police station for interrogation.
This is not the first time Turkish police have detained a woman hours after delivering a baby. On Jan. 30, Fadime Günay, who gave birth to a baby boy late on Jan. 29, was taken into custody.
Police waited outside Antalya’s Alanya Başkent Hospital for hours in order to detain Günay, whose husband was recently taken into custody over alleged links to the Gülen movement, said a tweet by former Turkish parliamentarian Feyzi İşbaşaran.
After her interrogation at a police station, Günay was remanded to court with her baby, who was taken by relatives when she entered the courtroom. The court ordered Günay to spend one more day in the hospital.
Ş.A., a former private school teacher and mother of a week-old premature infant, was taken into police custody over links to the faith-based Gülen movement while she was on her way to the hospital to feed the baby.
A mother was detained as part a Gülen-linked investigation while her twins were left in an intensive care unit.
Fadime Günay, who delivered a baby yesterday has been detained today. Although she was in hospital to give birth, police awaited at the hospital to detain her.
A Turkish court on Monday released a housewife, a mother of five whose children were abandoned in a parking lot after her detention, on TL 50,000 bail.
A 12-year-old child has died of brain cancer several months after Turkish border agents seized his and his parents’ passports at İstanbul Atatürk Airport, causing the family to abandon their plans to receive cancer treatment in Cuba.
Source: Turkey Purge , February 7, 2017