Two Turkish nationals were abducted by a group of unidentified people immediately after they were released from police custody in Azerbaijan, according to media.
Yeni Hamle online news portal reported Feb 19 that Ayhan Seferoğlu and Erdoğan Taylan have been rounded up by a group of people after the court overseeing their case released them from the custody.
The pair was earlier taken into custody over their links to the Gulen movement and was released on Feb 19.
“My husband Ayhan Seferoğlu was abducted by unidentified people from the back door following his release today. We couldn’t locate any track of him at any institution including the prison where he spent 11 days,” a Twitter account, claimed to be his wife Fidan, said Monday.
Stockholm Center for Freedom said Taylan is working as an executive at a construction firm Erline.
Turkish government holds the Gulen movement responsible for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement. More than 126,000 people have been detained over ties to the movement in Turkey so far while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier called on foreign governments to punish Gulen followers in their own countries.
In May 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 UN like Kacmaz family.