60-year-old woman, identified with initials H.G., hanged herself in her house in Aydin’s Soke district, according to local media on Sunday.
H.G. committed suicide by hanging herself late on Sunday, media reported adding that she was the wife of V.G., a small business owner under arrest over his links to the Gulen movement since July 27, 2016.
Aktif Haber online news portal stated that V.G. was running a stationery store before he was arrested and that H.G. took over the business along with their children after V.G.’s imprisonment.
H.G. suffered a physiological collapse due to her husband’s arrests and ensuing difficulties at work, Aktif Haber added.
In a separate incident on June 9, 21-year-old university student Tuğçe Ölçer died after jumping off a balcony as she was depressed in the face of her father’s imprisonment over similar charges.
Accusing the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, the government has detained more than 120,000 people including teachers, state workers, academics, judges, prosecutors, judges, businessmen, lawyers and many others from different backgrounds over alleged or real links to the movement since last summer.
The movement denies both involvement in the coup attempt.
A total of 35 people who or whose relatives have been affected by the post-coup purge, either by losing their jobs or by being arrested, due to their alleged links to the movement, have committed suicide, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said in a report in late April, this year.