Orcun Senyucel, a former public employee who was dismissed from his job at the Competition Authority in 2016 has been abducted by an unknown group of people, according to his parent.
“My son Orçun SENYÜCEL who was dismissed with a post-coup government decree in 2016 was abducted afted being forced into a black Transporter [van] in Ankara’s Turkkonut at around 00.04, April 21, 2018,” a Twitter account believed to be his parent said.
“My son was only a dismissed public employee. He has never been tried and convicted of any charges. I am worrying for his life, help me,” the Twitter account continued.
A video footage believe to be showing Senyucel’s abduction was shared by the same twitter account on Monday.
Senyucel, a father of two, worked as an expert at the Competition Authority until being dismissed over his alleged links to the Gulen movement which the Turkish government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 failed coup. The group denies involvement.
13 people reported abducted in Turkey since 2016 failed coup
Mysterious disappearances involving already-victimized opposition groups have become a common occurrence in Turkey in the aftermath of a July 15 coup attempt.
At least thirteen people were alleged have been abducted so far. Those not seen for quite some time mostly 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.
Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies. More than 150,000 people have lost their jobs, some 150,000 have been detained and 80,000 of them were remanded in prison pending trial over Gulen ties so far.
Journalist Cem Küçük, a staunch supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, suggested during a live TV program on Monday that Turkish intelligence should kill family members of jailed Gülenists in order to turn the inmates into operatives for the Erdoğan regime.
Speaking during a live TV show along with his program partner journalist Fuat Uğur, Küçük said Israeli intelligence agency MOSSAD had killed family members of Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian inmates to make them MOSSAD operatives.