Nagehan Yüksel, a Turkish teacher who was fired from her job with a gov’t decree in 2016, was sent to İstanbul’s Bakırköy prison on Saturday, according to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
Yüksel is reportedly accused of having links to the Gulen group, which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016. The group denies any involvement. Her husband has reportedly been in prison for over five years over similar charges.
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.
Bir anne daha Cezaevine girdi, 3 çocuk daha anne, babasız kaldı!
Çünkü baba da 5 yıldır Cezaevinde!!
3 çocuk anasız,babasız kaldı!
Anne-baba tutukluluk zulümdür
3 çocuklu Nagehan Yüksel gözaltına alındı
— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) February 27, 2022