62 school going children have been arrested in Turkey and police have accused them of treason after the botched military coup last week. The youngsters, aged 14 to 17, were from Kuleli Military school, the oldest of its kind in Istanbul.
The accused children have reportedly been thrown in jail and are not allowed to speak to their parents, The Telegraph reported.
Their families said that just before the coup the children were invited to a school cocktail party but were made to parade with guns, dress in army uniforms and guard their campus.
The mother of an arrested 15-year-old boy was desperately waiting for news outside Istanbul’s Maltepe Prison. Our child has never held a gun before, she said. They were used, they were forced to do this.