Kid found dead after going missing in eastern Turkey
A group of people marched to the Kars Police Department, urging officials to find the culprit for the death of nine-year-old child Mert Aydın.A nine-year-old boy was found dead in Kars on April 7, days after going missing in Turkey.
Mert Aydın was reported missing on April 6, after bringing food to his uncle’s office in the Karadağ neighborhood in the eastern Turkish province of Kars.
On April 7, the dead body of Aydın was found in the trash collecting area of Kars.
Aydın’s death came only two days after the death of Pamir Dikdik, whose going missing and death have shocked the country.
Pamir Dikdik went missing in Istanbul on April 4, after he reportedly opened the front door of his house himself, went out to the garden and climbed over a 190 cm-high fence while his parents were still asleep at 9:30 a.m. He was found dead inside the swimming pool of a neighboring villa after a massive manhunt that took almost 30 hours.
The incident triggered a fiery debate on social media, with some tweets blaming the family, who live in the affluent Zekeriyaköy neighborhood, for negligence. Others claim that several children go missing every day in Turkey and neither the media nor the authorities pay them so much attention.