A five year old Turkish kid with down syndrome, whose parents have been in prison for several years now over alleged Gulen links, has joined his mother in prison, according to the Bold news portal.
The kid, named Yahya Süleyman Sarıçelik, will reportedly be staying in prison during the entirety of his
mother’s six-year prison sentence.
His father has reportedly been in prison since 2017. The couple is accused of having links to the Gulen group, accused of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The group denies any involvement in the attempt.
Since the coup attempt, followers of the Gülen movement have been subjected to a massive crackdown, with the Turkish government and pro-government media outlets demonizing its members.
In addition to the thousands who were jailed, scores of other Gülen movement followers had to flee Turkey to avoid the government crackdown.