Alaeddin Kaya, former owner of the now-closed Zaman newspaper, is in the 2090th day of his arrest on charges of constituting the “brain team” of the Gülen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
The group denies any involvement.
He was sentenced to life in prison in 2018.
According to the Tutuklu Hastalar Twitter account, the 72-year-old man has been in solitary confinement in Ankara’s Sincan prison for months. He suffers from a series of advanced diseases, including kidney failure, hypertension, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
72 yaşındaki gazeteci Alaeddin Kaya, 6 yıldır Ankara Sincan Cezaevi'nde bir hücrede kalıyor. Müebbet hapis cezasına çarptırıldı! Diyabet, kalp ritim bozukluğu, hipertansiyon, böbrek yetmezliği gibi rahatsızlıkları var
— Tutuklu Hastalar😷 (@HastaTutuklular) May 23, 2022