Turkey’s Justice Minister says prime coup suspect might have been executed

Adil Öksüz.

Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects in a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 might have been executed to be prevented from talking, Birgün daily reported on Monday.

According to the report, Bozdağ argued that there was no definite information as to his whereabouts but it was very unlikely for Öksüz to be mobile in Turkey.

“Öksüz might be kept hidden somewhere in Turkey by someone or he might have been abducted abroad. Or he might have been executed so that he will not speak. We currently don’t have the definite information to evaluate which one of these possibilities is correct,” said Bozdağ.

Öksüz was reported to have been caught while trying to escape from the Akıncı Air Base in Ankara on the morning of July 16, 2016, but he was released a short while later by a court in Sincan. He has been at large since then. (turkishminute.com) July 3, 2017

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