Driver released after ‘murder-like accident in Istanbul’

Driver released after ‘murder-like accident in Istanbul’


A driver has been released despite causing an accident that cost the life of a motorcyclist on an Istanbul highway. 

Yusuf Durup, 27, died when a car crashed his motorcycle near Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the E-5 highway on Aug. 1. He had lost control due to the crash and hit a barrier at high speed, breaking his neck.

The car’s driver, identified only as Resul A., was detained by police after the accident, which was caused by his erroneous attempt to leave the highway by turning right.

Turkish media reported on Sept. 11 that Resul A. was released pending trial.

The release triggered a social media outburst, with several commentators describing the incident as “murder.”