Image via TwitterDOWNLOAD PDF OF UA 111/19 HERE
Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz have been missing since they are suspected to have been abducted in Ankara and forcibly disappeared on 7 and 19 February 2019 respectively. The authorities have so far denied that they are in official custody.
On 29 July, four men who had been missing since around the same time have resurfaced in detention at the Anti-Terrorism Branch of the Ankara Police Headquarters. The authorities must promptly investigate to determine the whereabouts of Gökhan Türkmen and Mustafa Yılmaz and urgently inform their families.
Concern about their wellbeing has increased following the news on 29 July that four other men who had been missing since around the same time were registered as being in detention at the Anti-Terrorism Branch of the Ankara Police Headquarters. The relatives of the two men have gathered compelling evidence to generate strong suspicion that they have been abducted.
Please send a message to the Minister of Justice without delay.