Woman sent to prison on coup charges hours after surgery


Date posted: August 12, 2017

Ayşe Bulut Yanılma, a female teacher who used to work at a prep-school affiliated with Turkey’s Gülen group, has been arrested by a Turkish court hours after she had a surgery at a Kocaeli hospital.

According to Aktifhaber news portal, Yanılma, a mother to three children under the age of four, underwent a surgery at İzmit Park Darıca Hospital on Thursday. She was allegedly arrested by a Gebze court and sent to Gebze prison for women and juveniles later the same day.

She is accused of having links to the Gülen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

The attempt killed 249 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 group and initiated a widespread purge aimed at cleansing sympathizers of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.

Turkey’s Justice Ministry announced on July 13 that 50,510 people have been arrested and 169,013 have been the subject of legal proceedings on coup charges since the failed coup.

 

Source: Turkey Purge , August 12, 2017


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