Gültekin Payat, a 41-year-old teacher with an outstanding arrest warrant issued against him as part of an investigation into the Gülen movement, died after falling 10 meters from a balcony, as he was attempting to escape from police officers looking for him.

Denizli police raided a home on Sunday where Payat had been in hiding for some time. He is accused of having been involved with an association that was closed under one of the post-coup emergency decrees.

Payat reportedly jumped into the balcony of the next apartment after he saw police knocking at his door.

When he attempted to leap to a third balcony, the iron bar he was holding was bent down and he fell straight to the ground from the third floor.

The father of two was taken to the Denizli State Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

In a similar incident, A.A., an Ankara-based former police officer was shot in his leg and detained by his former colleagues after he attempted to escape them the same day.