Feti Ün, an Izmir lawyer who represented Fethullah Gulen from 1990 to 1994, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges of membership to a terrorist organization.

The court in charge initially ruled for 8-year jail time and then increased the imprisonment by half to 12 years in compliance with the anti-terror laws.

Under pretrial detention since Nov 11, 2016, Ün admitted that he represented Gulen between 1990 to 1994 but rejected the accusations of membership to a terrorist organization.

According to media, Ün was also retained by the Kule Printing House where the now-defunct Zaman newspaper used to be printed, before it was shut down by the government.