Arzu Akçakaya, a Turkish women, and her 10-month-old daughter was sent to prison on August 3 over their alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
According to Hasan Cücük, a Gulen-friendly reporter, mother Akçakaya was sent to prison on accusiation of “membership in an armed terrorist organization.” She entered the Gaziantep L Type Prison on August 3 with her baby, Damla, where they have been held since then.
The claim has neither been confirmed nor denied by the Turkish authorities.
Turkish government survived the attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others, however; AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.
There are more than 17,000 women and over 500 kids in Turkish prisons.
In several cases, women were detained in the hospital immediately after the delivery of her baby and before they had a chance to recover. Many women were jailed as they were visiting their imprisoned husbands, leaving the children stranded in the ensuing chaos.