Mehtap Şentürk, a 34-year-old Turkish woman with 85 percent disability rating, is in the 55th day of her imprisonment over alleged links to Turkey’s Gulen group, accused by the government of masterminding a coup attempt.
According to Turkish journalist Sevinç Özarslan, Şentürk is wheelchair-bound and thus unable to perform daily functions due to constant pain and discomfort. The purge-victim woman is held in Ankara’s Sincan prison.
The purge victim women suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system, which is the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
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.
Bu fotoğraftaki kadın MS hastası, FELÇLİ Mehtap Şentürk 3 Mart 2022'den beri Sincan'da tutuklu. Keskin'de tutuklu olan eşi Semih Şentürk infazın ertelenmesi için yardım istiyor. Vicdanlı insanlar eminin ki bu mektubu elde ele ulaştırır. @adalet_bakanlik @bybekirbozdag pic.twitter.com/tdyQcVC5br
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) April 27, 2022