The Mongolian government has announced that a private jet, identıfied by code number TT4010 and reportedly carrying agents of Turkey’s notorious National Intelligence Organisation (MİT), departed without managing to board an overseas follower of the Gulen group.

Turkish intelligence has recently abducted a Turkish national in Mongolia who had links to Turkey’s Gulen group in order to force them back to Turkey in the latest of such forced returns by the organization.

The group denies any involvement.

A private jet, identıfied by code number TT4010 and reportedly carrying agents of Turkey’s notorious National Intelligence Organisation (MİT), landed at Chinggis Khaan International Airport on Friday.

Б.Цогтгэрэл, Vice Minister of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia, hovewer, tweeted later the same day that the jet left the coutry after receiving ground services and without the Turkish national in it.

According to the most recent updates by the family members of the abductee, the abductee, Veysel Akçay, is still in Mongolia and was not allowed by Mongolian authorities to board the plane.

The Turkish national is accused of membership to the Gulen group, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.


Veysel Akçay

More than 150,000 people have been detained and 90,000 were remanded in prison over Gulen links in Turkey since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, Erdogan called on foreign governments to punish Gulenists in their own countries.

So far, a number of countries like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Georgia and Myanmar handed over academics, businessmen and school principals upon the Turkish government’s request despite the fact that some of those victims already had refugee status with the United Nations.

According to Turkish government’s narrative, MIT conducts such operations by itself in some countries and brings the suspects back without involvement of any other foreign law enforcement.

Mongolian FM: Any attempt to abduct Turkish nationals is violation of sovereignty

The Mongolian Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement on the abduction of a Turkish national in the country earlier the same day, underlining such an unacceptable act would be “a violation of Mongolia’s sovereignty and independence” and that Mongolia would strongly object to it.

The Mongolian Foreign Ministry statement indicated that Deputy Foreign Minister Batmunkh Battsetseg met with a Turkish diplomat over the abduction case.

“The Turkish diplomat reaffirmed that the Republic of Turkey respects the independence and sovereignty of Mongolia, and any illegal activities, including the abduction of persons, have not been conducted on the territory of Mongolia, and conveyed the Turkish Foreign Minister [Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s] request to have a phone call with Foreign Minister [Damdin] Tsogtbaatar on this matter,” the statement said.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the relevant authorities to hold a Turkish charter flight aircraft, currently landed at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport, until the matter is resolved.”