An Edirne parent has been put in pre-trial detention by a Turkish court over alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
According to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, one of Turkey’s most renowned human rights activists and pro Kurdish HDP deputy, as mother Hatice Saylak and father M. Saylak were arrested on coup charges, their children — a four year-old and 13 months old siblings — were left in care of relatives in Edirne province.
“Both mother and father were arrested… The kids will be allowed to see their parent only after eid al-adha.”
Eid al-adha is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. This year, it will begin in the evening of Tuesday, August 21 and ends in the evening of Saturday, August 25.
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.
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.
13 aylık ikizler ve 4 yaşında bir çocuk…
Anne baba tutuklanmış …
Yakınları ve çocuklar anne babalarını ancak bayram sonu görecekmiş
Tutuklu yargılama zorunda değilsiniz ama insaf ve vicdan gidip kin ve nefret gelmişse adalet istemek zor
Olsun… zulme karşı susulmaz https://t.co/kzuyT0m5ra
— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) August 20, 2018