An 8-month pregnant woman, identified as Aytac Kurnaz, was detained in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun, lawmaker Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu said Apr 17.
“Aytac Kurnaz, a business administration graduate, housewife, resides in Samsun. She is under police custody now. She is 8-month pregnant. Is this yet another pregnant woman who will be arrested pending trial in contrary to laws?” Gergerlioglu asked the Justice Ministry with a Twitter mention.
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
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.