The management of the Nevşehir prison has conducted a search on holding cells and seized all radio receivers in order to prevent them from “getting secret messages” from outside.
Local media outlets with pro-government editorial policy earlier published several news articles claiming that people detained as part of investigations into the Gülen movement receive confidential information and messages from outside during live broadcasts at Kapadokya FM.
Tips submitted by inmates’ family members to magduriyetler.com blog page has revealed that radio receivers have been recently banned in Nevsehir Closed Prison as the management sought to block alleged communication with outside.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement despite the latter’s denials of involvement. More than 120,000 people have already been detained over alleged or real links to the movement so far.