Durmuş Ali Çetin, a police officer who was earlier dismissed from his job with a post-coup emergency degree has been missing for the past three days with his family concerned about the security of his life.
According to Kronos online news portal on Saturday, his family has not heard from Cetin since he left home Wednesday morning.
The father of three moved to Kahramanmaras’ Afsin district after he was dismissed from his post in Istanbul over his alleged links to the Gulen movement 7 months ago.
Suffering from financial and physiological problems since he lost his job, Cetin went outside three days ago, leaving his cell phone back home. Family members are mobilized to track down Cetin’s trail, voicing concern over his life.
Cetin’s disappearance came amid a series of recent disappearances in which victims are mostly those dismissed from their jobs in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
At least nine cases of alleged abduction have been reported so far. Previously, three teachers, a lawyer, a university employee, two intelligence agency officials, an Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTİK) employee and a Competition Authority employee have been reported while one of the teachers was handed over by unidentified men to police after spending 42 days out of sight.
Those not seen for quite some time all 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.
The movement stands accused of masterminding the coup attempt despite its successive denials of involvement.