66-year old wife of a Turkish businessman was sent to prison on Monday over alleged ties to the Gulen movement which the government accuses of masterminding a failed coup in the summer of 2016.
According to Kronos news portal, Ferhan Nakıboğlu, the wife of Cahit Nakıboğlu, a 70-year-old businessman who had spent nearly 1.5 years behind bars in 2016 and 2017, was sent to prison in Gaziantep province. Ferhan was reportedly sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison.
Days after the abortive putsch on July 15, 2016, the Turkish government seized Naksan Holding, which comprises more than 50 companies operating in various sectors including industry, energy, construction and transportation, appointing trustees to replace its board of directors due to their alleged links to the Gülen group.
Naksan Chairman Cahit Nakıboğlu was initially arrested on July 14, 2016, over his alleged ties to the Gülen group. Although a Gaziantep court released him into house arrest due to medical problems on January 6, 2018, he was re-arrested the next day after journalist Cem Küçük, a staunch supporter of President Erdoğan, criticized the court’s decision.
His sons Taner and Emre Nakıboğlu, who received 15 and 11 years in prison, respectively, also over alleged links to the Gülen movement, are still behind bars.
Nakıboğlu family was one of the wealthiest families in Turkey’s Gaziantep province before their company was seized by Erdoğan’s AKP government as part of its post-coup crackdown on the Gülen movement.
66 yaşındaki Ferhan Nakıboğlu cezaevine böyle götürüldü
Gaziantep'teki Naksan davasında 2 yıl 1 ay hapis cezasına çarptırılan Cahit Nakıboğlu'nun eşi Ferhan #Nakıboğlu, cezasını çekmek için infaz savcılığına teslim oldu.
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