Arif Komis, a Turkish teacher, and his family have been deported to Turkey a day after they were detained in a houseraid by Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur late on August 28, 2019.
Several Turkish media outlets reported that the family — Arif Komis, his wife and their four kids — were deported by the Malaysian gov’t to Turkey early on Friday. The couple was reportedly blindfolded and forcefully put on an unmarked flight from Kuala Lumpur to İstanbul in the morning of August 30, 2019.
They are believed to be deported upon a request by the Turkish government over their links to the Gülen movement, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016.
According to eyewitnesses, Mr. Komiş, his wife and 4 kids were detained in a house raid in Kuala Lumpur late on August 28, 2019. They are likely to be sent to Turkey for prosecution.
Mr. Komis, who is a chemistry teacher, was repeatedly denied passport by the Turkish Embassy and thus given protection by the UN. He and his family are in UN protection.