On March 2, 2018, four members of a Turkish family were killed in a car crash while driving back from an Erzurum prison where another member of the family is being held as a post-coup prisoner.
Today, that prisoner was released for a day to pay a visit to the graves of his family members.
He was pictured by his relatives while sitting despairingly.
Four members of the Aydin family died while a woman from the same family, identified as Kevser Aydin, was heavily injured after the traffic accident on Erzurum-Giresun highway.
The family were coming back from a visit to Kevser’s husband, jailed over links to the Gulen movement.
The movement is accused of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Yet, it denies any involvement. At least 48,305 people were arrested by courts across Turkey in 2017 over their alleged links to the movement, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Dec. 2, 2017. “The number of detentions is nearly three times higher,” Soylu told a security meeting in İstanbul and claimed that “even these figures are not enough to reveal the severity of the issue.”