Gülsüm Coşar, a purge-victim Turkish judge who died of heart-related causes in Germany, was laid to rest on Sunday.
Hundreds of people showed up.
Coşar was a Turkish judge who was fired from her job with a gov’t decree issued after a coup attempt in 2016. Along with her 5-year-old son, she had been living in Germany as political asylum seeker since 2018. She was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison over alleged links to the Gulen group. Following the court ruling, she reportedly fled Turkey via illegal means to avoid jail time.
According to the report, her husband, Aykut Coşar, a Turkish prosecutor, was also sentenced to 9 years in prison over similar charges. He has been staying in prison in Gaziantep province since late 2016.
The Gulen group is accused of masterminding the coup attempt in 2016. However, it denies any involvement.