İlayda Tekgöz, a Turkish woman who is being investigated over alleged Gulen links, has been held in a prison cell with her two children since January 2021, according to journalist Sevinç Özarslan.
The purge-victim woman is accused of having links to the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016. The group denies any involvement.
According to Özarslan’s tweets, Tekgöz has been living in a prison cell at the Bakırköy Women’s Closed Prison since January 18, 2021. She is also accompanied with her two kids aged 4 and 8.
Since the coup attempt, followers of the Gülen group have been subjected to a massive crackdown, with the Turkish government and pro-government media outlets demonizing its members.
In addition to the thousands who were jailed, scores of other Gülen group followers had to flee Turkey to avoid the government crackdown.