Alparslan Kuytul, the leader of a religious group critical of the Turkish government,  has been placed in pre-trial detention by an Adana court, the Turkish media reported on Monday.

Kuytul, the president The Furkan Foundation, had previously been spent some 22 months in prison in 2018 and 2019. He is facing a 20-year prison sentence for “abusing religious power” and “leading a terrorist organization.

The Furkan Foundation is known for being critical of the Turkish government and for ardently advocating that religion and politics should not mix.

The foundation’s president, Alparslan Kuytul, was arrested in 2018 for criticizing Turkey’s military involvement in northern Syria. He publicly opposed the government’s decision to send Turkish soldiers to Afrin.