Turkish mother fights to free cadet son from life sentence | AFP

Wearing a multi-coloured headscarf and a long coat to guard against the bitter Ankara frost, Turkish mother Melek Cetinkaya would not usually catch the police’s attention. But when she dons her vest calling for justice for her imprisoned son and demands the public’s support, she is swiftly detained. Her son, Furkan Cetinkaya, is a 19-year-old Turkish military cadet who was given a life sentence for coup involvement.

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