Durmuş Ali Çetin, a former police officer who was dismissed from his job by government decree 10 months ago, was found dead at his home in İstanbul on Saturday, apparently having committed suicide.
According to the Doğan news agency, Çetin fell into a depression after he had difficulty repaying a loan he secured to buy the house in İstanbul.
He moved to Kahramanmaraş’s Afşin district, where his family has been living since he was fired.
Çetin recently went to İstanbul to sell the house, but his family hadn’t heard from him in a while.
Police entered the house on Saturday and found Çetin dead after the family reported him missing.
He was buried in Afşin following a religious ceremony.
Çetin was dismissed over alleged links to the Gülen movement, which is accused by Turkish authorities of being behind a failed coup last year. The movement denies the allegations. Earlier, Cetin’s family raised concerns about the security of his life after failing to hear from his life. Cetin’s disappearance in late May came amid a series of other disappearances in which victims are mostly those dismissed from their jobs in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Turkey’s Justice Ministry announced on July 13 that 50,510 people have been arrested and 169,013 have been the subject of legal proceedings on coup charges since the failed coup.
Turkey has suspended or dismissed more than 150,000 judges, teachers, police and civil servants since July 15.