Several leading journalists and human rights activists around the world believe that illegal detention of Orhan İnandı in building housing the Turkish embassy in Bishkek may end up as another “Khashoggi situation.”

İnandı, a Turkish citizen who is feared to have been abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) due to his alleged links to the Gülen group.

Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government.

Garry Kasparov, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation (HFR) criticized the İnandı’s disappearance in a tweet, asking “Is there a developing “Khashoggi” situation in Kyrgyzstan? Osman Inandi, a long-time Turkish resident there who has criticized Erdogan has apparently disappeared in the Turkish embassy. Anyone with contacts to reach out and demand answers?”

Bahar Kimyongör, a Belgian political writer of Arabian extraction tweeted that İnandı might end up as Jamal Khashoggi, who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government.

Posting a tweet regarding the İnandı’s abduction by the Turkish intelligence, Kimyongör called on the Kyrgyz authorities to “avoid a second “Jamal Khashoggi”

“A diplomatic institution transformed into a torture center? Orhan İnandı, director of Turkish schools, was kidnapped by Erdogan agents in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. He is being held at the Turkish Embassy in the Kyrgyz capital,” he tweeted.