73-year-old says looking after grandchildren as daughter, son-in-law behind bars


Date posted: August 30, 2017

The 73-year-old mother of jailed teacher, Ayşe Çakır, says she has been left to look after her grandchildren after the government imprisoned her daughter as well as the son-in-law.

“A year ago, my daughter gave birth to her child. As soon as her husband drove them home, they arrested him. It has been a year that no trial was held for him. He has been waiting all along. Now they jailed my daughter too,” she said in a video recording recently shared on social media.

Çakır was detained as part of a Mugla-based investigation into the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, on Aug 7, this year. She was subsequently put in pretrial arrest.

The movement denies involvement.

Source: Turkey Purge , August 20, 2017


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