Marlen Mamataliev, a member of the Kyrgyz parliament, has said Kyrgyz authorities will not allow other countries to conduct “illegal operations” in Kyrgyzstan, calling on the government to take all necessary measures to determine the whereabouts of Orhan İnandı, a Kyrgyz citizen of Turkish origin who is feared to have been abducted by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) due to his alleged links to the Gülen group.
“We need to find Orhan İnandı. We can’t allow other countries to conduct illegal operations in our country,” Mamataliev said, according to the Kronos news portal.
İnandı has been held in a building housing the Turkish Embassy in Bishkek, İnandı’s wife claimed.
“My husband, Orhan İnandı who has worked for the good of Kyrgyz children for 26 year, was abducted 7 days ago. According to the information I managed to gather, he has been held at the Turkish embassy in Bishkek.” Reyhan İnandı said in a tweet last week.
Since 2016, tens of Turkish nationals were abducted and rendered to Turkey by the Turkish intelligence over alleged links to the Gülen group, which Ankara accuses of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016. The group strongly denies any connection with the abortive putsch.