Forest engineer, identified as Savas A., has received a jail sentence of 6 years and 3 months for his ties to the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15 coup attempt and labels as a terrorist organization.
Yozgat-based engineer was earlier dismissed from his government post as part of the post-coup crackdown.
Stood trial on accusation of membership to “the FETO armed terrorist organisation,” he was sentenced to 75 months in prison. FETO, short for Fethullahist Terrorist Organization, is an infamous abbreviation coined by the government to vilify the movement.
Turkey has already detained near 120,000 people and arrested some 48,000 over ties to the movement. On Apr 19 alone, 55 people in Ankara and 23 in Diyarbakir were detained over their alleged links to the group.