Amnesty Germany has issued another urgent action document, calling on human rights activists and concerned people to write letters urging Turkish authorities to investigate and explain the whereabouts of Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz, who have been missing since February and were suspected to have been abducted by Turkish intelligence.
“The authorities must promptly investigate to determine the whereabouts of Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz and urgently inform their families,” Amnesty International said.
Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although it strongly denies any involvement.
Since 2016, tens of Gülen-linked individuals have gone missing.
Two of the abducted Gülen followers told Correctiv, a non-profit investigative newsroom in Europe, they had been subjected to torture and ill treatment by intelligence officers at a secret site in Ankara.
Am 7. und 19. Februar verschwanden jeweils Gökhan Türkmen in Antalya & Mustafa Yılmaz in #Ankara. Die Familien haben seither keinerlei Kontakt mit den Männern aufnehmen können.
— Amnesty Deutschland (@amnesty_de) September 4, 2019