When police failed to find Lawyer Muhammet Cakir at home during a raid, they detained 86-year-old woman, his mother, and have been keeping her in detention for several days in southern province of Hatay to ensure capture of his son.

Hatay Governor told media that an investigation has been launched into Cakir, the owner of now defunct local newspaper, Irade, over his alleged links to ‘Gulenist network.’ Irade has been among dozens of media outlets that have been shutdown by a government decree after the Turkish authorities declared three-month emergency rule.

Cakir, who has been in Europe, penned down an article in Vocal Europe, denouncing and rejecting charges leveled against him.

Dudu Cakir, an ailing old woman now has been held by police in detention. Critics say government crackdown has no limits, target so many people who have no link or connection to the failed coup attempt.

So far more than 70,000 public servants, judges, military and police officials, teachers and other officials have been either dismissed, sacked or suspended. More than 15,000 people have been detained until today.