Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has submitted a parliamentary question to the Parliament Speaker’s Office in which he asks about the whereabouts of seven people who mysteriously disappeared after they were purged from their posts as part of an ongoing witch-hunt against followers of the faith-based Gülen movement.
In the parliamentary question meant for Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Tanrıkulu said one person was abducted before a failed coup attempt on July 15 in Ankara, while six others were abducted in the same province in the aftermath of the putsch in a similar manner. The CHP deputy said all the abducted individuals had been purged from their posts through government decrees due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement.
Giving information about each abducted individual — Sunay Elmas, Mustafa Özgür Gültekin, Hüseyin Kötüce, Turgut Çapan, Mesut Geçer, Önder Asan and Ayhan Oran — Tanrıkulu asked why an effective investigation is not being conducted to find these people and who abducted them.
Tanrıkulu also said there is widespread suspicion about the abduction of these people by the Turkish security forces.