A 17-week pregnant woman from Turkey has been sent to Şanlıurfa prison over alleged links to the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.

According to Turkish journalist Sevinç Özarslan, the purge-victim woman, named Ayşe Karaduran, was placed in solitary confinement due to COvid-19 regulations at Turkish prison.

Turkish government survived the attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others, however; AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.

There are more than 17,000 women and over 500 kids in Turkish prisons, with most of them pending trial over Gulen links.

In several cases, women were detained in the hospital immediately after the delivery of her baby and before they had a chance to recover. Many women were jailed as they were visiting their imprisoned husbands, leaving the children stranded in the ensuing chaos.