Put in pre-trial arrest after he was dismissed from his job, Mugla-based police officer, identified as A., was not allowed to attend his son’s funeral, according to a recent tip submitted to magduriyet.com.
Magduriyetler.com is an online blog page that publishes tips –mostly anonymous– from Turkey’s post-coup victims, whether they be those dismissed and arrested, or their relatives. With most of the details regarding the incident still unknown, Turkey Purge is not able to verify the authenticity of the post. However, at least one similar incident from the recent past increases the odds that the Mugla arrestee was indeed denied such right.
Former police officer A. was first dismissed from his job under a post-coup emergency decree, and put in pre-trial arrest over his alleged links into the Gulen movement.
The government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement.
A. was recently told that his son had had a traffic accident and taken to hospital. A’s son succumbed to his injuries, however, only the family members other hand his father showed up at the funeral, according to the tip.
Turkey has detained more than 122,000 people and arrested nearly 55,000 over links to the movement so far.