Turkish police have seized the passport of Dolunay Kışlalı, daughter of slain academic and columnist Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, over alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen group, the t24 news website reported on Wednesday.
“Like a joke… My passport has just been seized… Daughter of Ahmet Taner Kışlalı and FETÖ [a derogatory term used by government circles to refer to the faith-based Gülen movement]… This is probably the last point… The most tragic thing was that I was not shocked… Here we are!” said Kışlalı in a social media message.
The group is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15.
According to the report, Kışlalı’s passport was seized by police as she was leaving Turkey for Kosovo at Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul.
The Turkish government has been attempting to confiscate over 50,000 passports including those held by relatives of journalists living in exile.