Esra Demir, 31-year-old teacher who gave birth to a baby at a Batman hospital on Sunday, was reportedly detained by police and taken to a police station with her newborn baby on Monday as part of an investigation into Turkey’s Gülen group.

Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu said in a tweet that Demir was taken by police to Batman Police Station only a day after she gave birth.

“Teacher Esra Demir gave a birth yesterday and she was detained today at Batman police headquarters. It this news true? If yes, are these humans?” asked Tanrıkulu in a Twitter message mentioning Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ.

The Tr724 news portal also reported that Demir gave birth at Batman Dünya Hospital on Sunday and police took her into custody as she was leaving the hospital on Monday.

Dozens of human tragedies in Turkey have been reported, part of the government witch-hunt against the Gülen movement, which the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accuse of being behind the failed coup.

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the AKP government along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group, inspired by US-based Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.

The group denies the accusations.

 

 

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