Ethem Güllüce, a purge-victim medical doctor who has been in prison since October 2017, was allowed visitation by his wife and two kids twenty-eight months after filing a request to the prison management.

Güllüce fired from his job in the aftermath of a coup attempt in 2016 over alleged links to the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding the attempt. The group denies any involvement.

He was later jailed over similar accusations.

According to Journalist Sevinç Özarslan, Güllüce’s 9-year-old son, Mithat, suffers from a rare genetic condition, known as Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) that causes the buildup of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in the brain.