A doctor who was removed from his post at the İzmir-based Katip Çelebi University’s hospital last Friday as part of an ongoing crackdown on the followers of the Gülen movement, committed suicide on Sunday by jumping from the 10th floor of the hospital.
Doctor Orhan Çetin, 30, was an assistant doctor at the biochemistry department of the Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Education and Research Hospital.
Çetin was heavily injured when his body was found on the ground floor on Sunday morning. He could not be saved despite doctors’ efforts.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
More than 30 people have reportedly 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.
Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.
The movement denies any involvement.