Eyüp Sabri Ertekin, former president of the Sanliurfa Chamber of Commerce was sentenced to 11 years, 10 months and 15 days in jail over ties to the Gulen movement.

Appearing before the court for his final hearing, Ertekin was convicted of membership to the Gulen movement, a broadened terroism charge the Turkish government often uses to get rid of its critics lately.

The government accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding a failed coup attempt in July, 2016, although the movement denies involvement.