The Twitter account of Turkish journalist Ahmet Dönmez has been suspended days after he was attacked by an unidentified mob in broad daylight in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Dönmez is a Turkish journalist with some 20 years of experience. From the early 2000s, he had worked as now-closed Zaman daily’s political correspondent based in Capital Ankara. He left Turkey after the Turkish government forcefully took over Zaman on March 4th, 2016. He currently lives in Stockholm. He has a personal website and a Youtube channel mostly focused on recent political developments in Turkey.

Dönmez is known with his sensational articles covering mafia groups aligned with the Turkish government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Several weeks ago, he said he was receiving death threats due to his efforts to reveal the clandestine connection between a mafia leader, named Ayhan Bora Kaplan and Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu. 

He is currently in intensive care at a local Stockholm hospital.

In addition to his fierce opposition against the Erdogan regime, Dönmez is also known with his unprecedented criticism towards the Gulen group. He has recently published a series of articles revealing irregularities within the Gülen network.