FETÖ suspect ‘disguised as Syrian refugee’ to hide from Turkish police
A FETÖ suspect who disguised himself as a Syrain refugee has been detained during a police operation on illegal migrants in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
According to private news agency İHA, the suspect, identified only as Soner O., was previously sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for being a member of a terrorist organization in a case into FETÖ, which is accused of launching the coup attempt in July 2016.
After the sentence, the man was sought by the police for arrest as he fled his hometown in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri.
As a former police chief who was discharged from duty following the criminal charge, the man was recently arrested in Adana’s Seyhan district while trying to hide among Syrian refugees.
According to local media reports, he produced a fake ID when he was asked by the police during an operation into illegal migrants residing in the Mirzaçelebi neighborhood.
Soner O., who unsuccessfully tried to run away after the police became suspicious, was sent to a prison.