After Six Years in Prison, Turkish Military Academy Trainees Released Pending Trial

Although belated, the glimmer of hope and a hint of justice emerges for some Turkish trainees who were wrongfully convicted in mass trials after the 2016 coup.

Abdullah Ayasun
3 min readJun 24, 2022

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Air Force Academy trainee Furkan Cetinkaya is seen with his mother after being released on June 21, 2022. He remained behind bars for nearly six years.

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Abdullah Ayasun

Boston-based journalist and writer. Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. On art, culture, politics and everything in between. X: @abyasun