Turkish government is headed for mass killings of people jailed over alleged or real links to the Gülen movement, in a staged riot in Silivri prison, a lawyer representing a former police chief imprisoned as part of a crackdown against the movement claimed underlying that he is worried about the lives of his clients.
“According to unconfirmed information my clients received from their families, officials will open the gates [of holding cells] in order for prisoners to escape as if in a prison break. And then soldiers will be ordered to shoot them,” lawyer Ömer Turanlı tweeted on Saturday.
Such complaints coincided with pro-government news reports which portrayed the sketch of an electronic circuit board as a prison break map of inmates who are imprisoned for real or alleged ties to the Gülen movement.
“Yurt Atayün and my other clients shared their concerns after the pro-government articles about ‘break plan’ and similar nonsense,” Turanlı said maintaining that his clients have being held at Silivri prison for the past three years.
The article that NTV, owned by Doğuş Holding, called a special report, bears the title “The collective prison break of FETÖ revealed,” accompanied by a photo of an alleged escape plan that turned out to be the drawing of an electronic circuit board.
The government, which accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, coined the term “FETÖ” to label the movement as a terrorist organization, and the term is abundantly used by almost all media outlets in Turkey despite the lack of any court verdict proving the existence of such an organization.
Since the coup attempt, as part of a massive purge Turkey has arrested some 35,000 people their alleged ties to the Gülen movement based on guilt by association only. Following the arrests, the pro-government media has been running stories of possible uprisings in prisons although not a single act of resistance against detentions or arrests has taken place. Such stories raise concerns of mass killings of inmates in an effort to exterminate Gülen movement followers in prisons as final step of the massive purge.
Earlier, a reported for pro-gov’t media flagship, ATV presented the game codes for a Grand Theft Auto IV game that he found in the trash as the secret communication codes for the coup attempt.