A 60-year-old Kayseri man, identified as A.S., was sentenced to 9 years in prison on accusations of membership to an armed terror group, according to media on Thursday.
Under pre-trial detention since Jan 30, this year, A.S. was convicted of terror charges during his final hearing and the judge overseeing his case ruled for the continuation of his arrest.
A retired worker in rural Kayseri, A.S. was first detained on Jan 26 to spend 4 days under custody. During a raid at his farm house, police seized copies of books written by Fethullah Gulen, and bags of medicine and eye surgery tools stocked for shipment to a hospital founded by a Gulen-linked businessman in Tanzania.
Turkish government accuses Gulen movement for the July 15, 2016 failed coup while the latter denies involvement.
More than 150,000 people have passed through custody while 80,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016.