Reyhan İnandı, wife 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, continues to calls for increasing efforts to locate and rescue her husband.
Today marks the 10th day of İnandı’s disappearance.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to those who support me around the world. I also ask them to continue to rise their voices until my husband is found,” Reyhan İnanlı tweeted on Friday.
According to several Kyrgyz media outlets, Orhan İnandı, the founder and president of the Turkish-Kyrgyz Sapat school network operating in Kyrgyzstan, went missing in Bishkek on Monday. Hours after the initial reports, İnandı was reported to be in custody in The Turkish Embassy in Bishkek. İnandı’s Toyota Lexus was found parked several blocs away from his house with its doors were open and tires were flat.
Kırgız halkıma, yetkililerine, dünyanın her yerinden tüm kişi ve kurumlara bana desteklerini esirgemedikleri için çok teşekkür ediyorum. Eşim bulunana kadar da bu konuyu gündemde tutmalarını rica ediyorum.
— Reyhan İnandı (@Reyhaninandi) June 11, 2021
Speaking to the media, İnandı’s wife, Reyhan said on Tuesday that her husband’s jacket and phones were in the car. “We don’t have any eyewitnesses at the moment, but I believe he was abducted to be taken to Turkey. I am extremely concerned for his safety.”
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.
Late on Tuesday, Kyrgyz security forces and a heavy police contingent surrounded the Turkish consulate in Bishkek, implementing strict controls at both entry and exit in order to prevent İnandı’s forced transferred to the Manas International Airport.
People close to the family said there was a private jet waiting at Manas International Airport in Bishkek that was not listed on scheduled flights, raising suspicions that the jet could be used to return the teacher to Turkey where he will possibly face prosecution.