Orhan İnandı, a Turkish-Kyrgyz educator rendered from Kyrgyzstan by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), is being interrogated under torture at the Anti-Terror Branch of the police in Ankara, according to his wife, Reyhan İnandı.

In a tweet she posted late on August 13, Reyhan İnandı said she was concerned about her husband’s health.

“I’ve learned that my husband Orhan Inandi has been taken from prison to Ankara’s anti-terror headquarter. I’ve received news that he is being interrogated under severe torture. I’m concerned about his health. Please help!,” she tweeted. 

İnandı went missing in Bishkek early in June 2021. Hours after the initial reports of disappearance, he was reported to be in custody in the Turkish Embassy in Bishkek. His Toyota Lexus was found parked several blocs away from his house with its doors were open and tires were flat. He was eventually flown to Turkey thirty-three days after being abducted by the MİT in Bishkek due to his alleged links to the Gülen group.

He is accused of establishing and leading “a terrorist organization.”

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 was officially arrested by a Turkish court on July 12, 2021.