Gülden Aşık, a Turkish woman with stage 2 thyroid cancer, has been sent to prison over alleged links to the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
According to a tweet posted by journalist Sevinç Özarslan, Aşık had spent some 3 months in the Bandırma prison over similar charges in 2019.
“Gülden Aşık, a cancer patient who lost her 7-week old baby in prison, sent back to prison again. Aşık was released from prison in July 2019. She has been to many doctors since than. Her treatment is now cut short,” Özarslan tweeted.
Turkish government survived the attempt that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others, however; AK Party officials along with Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group and launched a widespread war on its alleged and real followers.
There are more than 17,000 women and over 500 kids in Turkish prisons, with most of them pending trial over Gulen links.
In several cases, women were detained in the hospital immediately after the delivery of her baby and before they had a chance to recover. Many women were jailed as they were visiting their imprisoned husbands, leaving the children stranded in the ensuing chaos.
7 haftalık bebeğini hapiste kaybeden, KANSER HASTASI Gülden Aşık yine tutuklandı. İlk biyopsisi czv yapılan Aşık, Temmuz 2019'da tahliye edildi. O günden beri doktor doktor geziyordu. Tedavisi yarım, 3 çocuğu annesiz kaldı. @adalet_bakanlik https://t.co/FiopDj0ylZ pic.twitter.com/3CwCjGyOUs
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) September 17, 2021