Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to 22 years in prison for Orhan İnandı, a Kyrgyz educator who was recently abducted from Kyrgyzstan by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) due to his alleged links to the Gülen group.

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

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.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on July 5 that İnandı was  flown to Turkey thirty-three days after he was abducted by the MİT in Bishkek.

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.