Kamile Tüter, a Turkish primary school teacher, has been in prison since July 2016 on charges of having membership in the Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.
The group denies any involvement in the failed attempt.
According to a Twitter account that reports human rights abuses against political dissent in the post-coup period, Tüter has 4 children named Ömer, Nihal, Bilal and Nur. Her husband has also been imprisoned since 2016 over similar charges.
“Kamile-Ali Tüter have been in prison since July 2016. Kamile is primary school teacher and Kamil is a math teacher. They have 4 children. Ömer, Nihal, Bilal and F. Nur… These children have a desperate longing. Arresting the father and the mother at the same time is cruelty,” the Twitter account said.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 that killed 249 people. Following the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement, initiating a widespread purge aimed at cleansing members of the movement from within state institutions, dehumanizing its popular figures and putting them in custody.
More than 511,000 people were arrested since the summer of 2016.
Kamile-Ali Tüter çifti Temmuz 2016'dan beri cezaevinde… Kamile Hanım sınıf öğretmeni, Kamil Bey ise matematik öğretmeni… 4 Çocukları var… Ömer, Nihal, Bilal ve F. Nur… Bu çocuklar yıllardır anne-baba hasreti yaşıyorlar… Anne baba-tutukluluk zulümdür. @abdulhamitgul pic.twitter.com/PeXiku3iuG
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