Via Turkeypurge – Yet another 3 people were caught while they were reportedly on their way to escape from Turkey with illegal means, media said Sunday.
Gendarmerie rounded up the group near Turkey-Greece border in Edirne.
The group consists of a 28-year-old physician who was removed from his job over Gulen links; a 27-year-old teacher who used to work at a private school the government has closed down as part of the post-coup crackdown; and a 33-year-old web developer.
Thousands of people have fled Turkey due to a massive witch-hunt launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government against sympathizers of the Gülen movement in the wake of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the coup while the latter denies involvement.
More than 150,000 people have been detained and some 90,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since last summer.
Many tried to escape Turkey via illegal ways as the government cancelled their passports like thousands of others.
On July 19, a woman and her three children died after a boat carrying a group of Turkish asylum seekers capsized in the Evros River while seeking to escape the post-coup crackdown in Turkey.
This article was originally published by Turkeypurge.