Serap Öztürk, a Turkish woman and the mother of a 2-month-old baby (pictured above) has been arrested by a Turkish court over alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.

According to a twitter account named @magduriyetlert, Öztürk was detained on March 21 in İstanbul and sent to prison on March 23 over “membership” in the Gülen group.

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.

 

 

 

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