Police officer abducted in southeast Turkey
ŞIRNAK – Doğan News Agency
Officer Ayhan Kaya. DHA PhotoA police officer has been abducted by militants from the outlawed Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) in the southeastern Turkish province of Şırnak.
Ayhan Kaya, an officer from the security-protection department, was abducted by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) youth-wing at around 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 in Şırnak’s Cizre district.
Kaya, also the bodyguard to Cizre District Governor Ahmet Adanur, was abducted on his way back from Cizre Hospital where he was receiving treatment for a health problem.
Reports indicated YDG-H militants abducted Kaya at gunpoint after intercepting his car. The militants then used Kaya’s car to flee the scene.
After news broke out of Kaya’s abduction, security forces launched an extensive operation in the district to locate Kaya. Entrances and exits leading in and out of Cizre have been blocked as part of the ongoing operation.