Arif Yilmaz, a medical professor and the former rector of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (RTEÜ), has been sentenced to 4 years and two months in jail.

Accused of links to the Gulen movement, Yilmaz spent 11 months in pretrial detention before being released on TL100,000 [$30,000] bail in July 2017.

Dogan news agency reported Saturday that Yilmaz was given 4 years and 2 months of prison sentence on charges of “aiding a terror group.”

Turkish government blames Gulenists for the July 15, 2016 failed coup and considers them a terror group while the Gulen movement denies involvement in the coup and any terror activities.

More than 60,000 including thousands of academics were remanded in prison over Gulen links since the summer of 2016.