Jailed Mayor Turk’s health report missing

Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk.

The health report of Ahmet Türk, the elected/purged and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, is missing, said his lawyer Zeynep Boztoprak. According to lawyer Boztoprak, Turk’s health checks were completed two weeks ago. However, his health report that could result in Türk’s release was missing.

Noting that, because of his deteriorating health conditions, Türk has to be released Boztoprak said while they were waiting for Turk’s release, he was transferred to another prison. “While we were expecting his release, he was transferred to Elazığ Prison. This has nothing to do with law; what has been done is torture,” she said.

“We will meet with the Silivri Prison prosecutor and will ask what happened to the health report,” she also said.

After being arrested, Türk had been put behind the bars in infamous Silivri Prison until he has been transferred to Elazığ Prison. A number of political figures, including the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, have called for him to be tried without arrest.

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