Selahaddin Gülen, a Turish teacher and the nephew of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, has been given a reduced sentence of three years, four months on terror charges after he agreed to benefit from a repentance law.

The man was forcefully brought back to Turkey by agents from Turkey’s intelligence agency (MIT) in May 2021. He was arrested in June by an Ankara court on charges of establishing and running an armed terrorist organization.

He was initially sentenced to 12 years in prison; however his sentence was reduced after the panel of judges considered that he could benefit from the effective repentance provision under the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), which granted him partial amnesty after he became an informant.

The Gulen group is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement.