A 34-year old assistant professor in the faculty of dentistry at Ordu University in Turkey’s Black Sea region, Mustafa Sadık Akdağ, has committed suicide, apparently because of the psychological trauma he experienced from being investigated due to alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement.
Akdağ shot himself to death at the house of one of his friends in the Black Sea province of Trabzon on Monday.
Leaving a suicide note behind, he wrote: “Nobody is responsible for my death. An accusation was directed at me. I am referring those who directed this accusation at me to God.”
Turkish media reports said Akdağ was recently interrogated by prosecutors due to his alleged links to the Gülen movement and released.
Akdağ’s body was taken to the Trabzon Council of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy, while an investigation has been launched into his death.
More than 30 people have committed suicide either after they were imprisoned over ties to the movement or after being linked to the movement outside prison. Some of these suicides have been found to be suspicious.