Yusuf Bilge Tunç, a former civil servant who was fired from Turkey’s Defense Ministry, has been missing since Tuesday, according to Turkish deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu.
Tweeting a photo of the vehicle belonging to Bilge Tunç, Tanrıkulu called on the Turkish interior ministy to find the victim’s whereabouts.
“The vehicle that Yusuf Bilge Tunc used was found in Çamlıca neighbourhood, where 147th and 148th streets meet. I invite you to gather all these evidences and put them under protection,” Tanrıkulu tweeted.
Salı günü kaybolan ve kendisinden haber alınamayan #YusufBilgeTunç’un son kullandığı araç Çamlıca Mah. 147. ve 148. sokak kesişiminde (Gimat karşısı) bulunmuş. Sizi tüm teknik delilleri bulma ve koruma altına almaya davet ediyorum.@adalet_bakanlik @TC_icisleri@EmniyetGM https://t.co/zFFuJL5gXT pic.twitter.com/DxiF31ogZd
— Sezgin Tanrıkulu (@MSTanrikulu) August 10, 2019
More than a dozen people reported abducted in Turkey since 2016 failed coup
Mysterious disappearances involving already-victimized opposition groups have become a common occurrence in Turkey in the aftermath of a July 15 coup attempt.
At least fifteen people have been abducted so far. Those not seen for quite some time mostly have in common in their personal histories that they have lost their jobs amid a sweeping crackdown that the Turkish government has conducted against its critics, particularly members of the Gülen movement.
Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies. More than 150,000 people have lost their jobs, some 220,000 have been detained and 90,000 of them were remanded in prison pending trial over Gulen ties so far.
Journalist Cem Küçük, a staunch supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, suggested during a live TV program on Monday that Turkish intelligence should kill family members of jailed Gülenists in order to turn the inmates into operatives for the Erdoğan regime.
Speaking during a live TV show along with his program partner journalist Fuat Uğur, Küçük said Israeli intelligence agency MOSSAD had killed family members of Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian inmates to make them MOSSAD operatives.