Nuran Gelen, a 20-year-old Celal Bayar University student has been held in a prison in Manisa province for almost fourteen months over his alleged links to the Gülen group, which accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
According to a social media user named Fatih Yaman, Gelen was detained by Turkish police during a graduation ceremony in July 2017 at Celal Bayar University campus and then put in pre-trial detention on terror and coup charges in Manisa.
Gelen’s fourth trial will begin on July 30, 2018.
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
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 group.
The group denies any involvement.
According to a statement from Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on April 2, a total of 113,260 people have been detained as part of investigations into the Gülen group since the July 15 coup attempt, while 47,155 were put into pre-trial detention.