A Kirsehir court sentenced Bekir C., a teacher and the former local representative of the government-closed educators’ union, Aktif-Sen, to 6 years and three months in prison, on Apr 25.

He was accused of sending his children to preparatory schools affiliated with the Gulen movement, taking loans from Bank Asya and acting as an executive at Aktif-Sen.

Bank Asya and thousands of preparatory schools were also shuttered by the government over links to the movement, accused of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt. The movement denies charges.