A Turkish family — mother, father and their 2-year-old daughter— has been incarcerated since February 2021 over their alleged links to ties to Turkey’s Gülen group, accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup in 2016.
The group denies any involvement in the failed attempt.
“Baby Nurefşan, along with her mother, Rukiye Güler, has been in Diyarbakır prison for five months. She will turn 2 on August 27. Her father has also been in prison for over 2,5 years,” journalist Sevinç Özarslan has tweeted.
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.
NUREFŞAN BEBEK, 5 aydır annesi Rukiye Güler ile birlikte Diyarbakır Kadın CİK'te tutuklu.
27 Ağustos'ta 2 yaşına girecek.
Babası da 2,5 yıldır hapiste. Geride 2 kardeşi daha var.
Allah aşkına bir aileye daha nasıl zulmedilir? @adalet_bakanlik
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) August 20, 2021