Atanur Akat, a former police chief who was removed from his post with a post-coup emergency decree, has died of brain hemorrhage, media reported Tuesday.
Akat was dismissed and he spent some time behind bars as part of a post-coup investigation over links to the Gulen movement, according to media. Following his release, he started working at a kebab house. Akat has passed away due to cerebral hemorrhage leaving his wife and two children behind.
Turkish government accuses Gulen movement of being behind the failed coup while the latter denies involvement. More than 150,000 people have lost their jobs and 90,000 were put in pre-trial detention since then.