Dozens of protestors gathered in front of the Prime Ministry in Bishkek on Wednesday to call on Kyrgyz authorities to figure out the whereabouts of Orhan İnandı, a Turkish-Kyrgyz educator who is feared to have been abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT).
Today marks the 15th day of İnandı’s disappearance.
Since 2016, tens of Turkish nationals were abducted and rendered to Turkey by the Turkish intelligence over alleged links to the Gülen group, which Ankara accuses of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016. The group strongly denies any connection with the abortive putsch.
İnandı is feared to have been abducted due to similar reasons.
He has been held in a building housing the Turkish Embassy in Bishkek, İnandı’s wife claimed.
“My husband, Orhan İnandı who has worked for the good of Kyrgyz children for 26 year, was abducted 7 days ago. According to the information I managed to gather, he has been held at the Turkish embassy in Bishkek.” Reyhan İnandı said in a tweet on Monday.