Nagehan Yüksel, a Turkish teacher who was fired from her job with a gov’t decree in 2016, is in the 66th day of her imprisonment over alleged links to Turkey’s Gulen group, accused by the government of masterminding a coup attempt.
The group denies any involvement.
According to Turkish journalist Sevinç Özarslan, the purge-victim woman, a mother of three, has been held in İstanbul’s Bakırköy prison since February 27, 2020.
The purge-vicrim woman was initially fired from her job by a gov’t decree issued in the aftermath of the failed coup. She has three kids.
Since the coup attempt, followers of the Gülen group have been subjected to a massive crackdown, with the Turkish government and pro-government media outlets demonizing its members.
In addition to the thousands who were jailed, scores of other Gülen group followers had to flee Turkey to avoid the government crackdown.