An Antalya court sentenced a chemistry teacher, identified as A.S., to 10 years in jail on charges of membership to the Gulen movement.
State-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday that A.S., under pretrial arrest for 22 months, appeared before the court for her final hearing. Accused of leading the movement’s women’s network in Antalya, A.S. refused allegations asking for her release.
The court in charge turned down the request and sentenced A.S. to 10 years in prison.
A.S. was a chemistry teacher at a movement-linked prep school in Antalya until it was shuttered by the government in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 failed coup.
Turkish government accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding a failed putsch on July 15, 2016, and considers it a terrorist organization. The movement denies involvement in the coup and terror accusations.
A.S.’s husband, too, has been in jail for 15 months, according to Anadolu.