Turkish PM calls kidnapped AKP official's brother
DHA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has phoned the brother of Justice and Ruling Party (AKP) Hakkari provincial head Mecit Tarhan, who was allegedly kidnapped by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Erdoğan reportedly called Mecit Tarhan's brother, Ramazan Tarhan, and expressed sorrow over the incident and assured him that state institutions were exerting every effort to rescue the AKP official.
Ramazan Tarhan had previously asked the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leadership to raise public awareness about his brother's situation and help save him.
Deputy Gürsel Tekin said the call came to him first, after which he reached CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and arranged for Tarhan to speak to him.
"They told us they were desperate and that they would like our support," Tekin said.