A Karabuk couple, both educators who earlier lost their jobs in the face of the Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown, has been jailed pending trial over Gulen links.
Y.E., the manager of the now-defunct student dormitory that was closed over Gulen links, and his wife E.E., a teacher removed from her job over similar charges, have been arrested, media said Thursday.
More than 150,000 people have passed through custody while 80,000 were remanded in pre-trial detention since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, over 150,000 have lost their jobs since then.
Most of those persecuted were targeted over their links to the Gulen movement, which the government blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup, a claim the group denies.