A dog and a horse which were seized from their owners during a post-coup operation in November 2016, have been sold by Turkish authorities for TL 1550, the Sputnik Turkiye news website reported on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old golden dog and the Haflinger horse reportedly belonged to Denizli-based Nörobilim Medical Center, which was closed down by a decree issued by the Turkish government after a coup attempt in July 2016.
Following the closure, all the belongigns of the medical centre were seized by the Turkish government and put up for sale by the Denizli revenue office on Wednesday.
The horse was reportedly sold to the owner of the Denizli horse farm, Tamer Tekin, while the dog was sold to the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Since the coup attempt, the Turkish government has been confiscating the private property of non-loyalist businesspeople without due process on unsubstantiated charges of terrorist links.
The companies are alleged to be connected to the Gülen group, which is accused by the Turkish officials of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
The group denies any involvement.
Nearly 1,000 companies with $12 billion in assets have been transferred to the Turkey’s state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) since the attempt. Among the seized companies are more than 160 media outlets that used to have critical editorial policies.