Date posted: February 11, 2017
A bedridden 86-year-old woman dies of heart attack days after daughter, who had been looking after her for years, was arrested by a court over links to the Gülen movement, which government accuses of being behind a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
According to Aktifhaber.com news portal, bedridden Fahriye Asrak was left with two grandchildren and his bedridden 83-year-old husband after an Edirne court ruled on Feb. 2 for the arrest of her daughter Necla Akdağ over alleged links to the movement.
Akdağ was a teacher working at a public school in Edirne until she was dismissed from profession with a decree issued by Turkish gov’t in August, 2016. Earlier this week, she was arrested by a Penal Judge of Peace and sent to an Edirne prison.
The court ruling issued despite an earlier doctor report which said daughter Akdağ was looking after her bedridden mother and father and two of her children.
According to the report, Akdağ was told that she would be freed from prison only if her husband turned himself in.
Turkey survived 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.
Similar extreme human rights violations:
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.
Put under detention with his mother at Ankara’s Sincan Prison, a two-month-old newborn had been denied access to breast milk for 17 days.
Source: Turkey Purge , February 11, 2017