Manager of PKK leader Öcalan’s prison injured in car crash
BURSA – Hürriyet
Ahmet Düzman, the manager of the İmralı High Security Type F Prison where Öcalan has been serving his lifetime sentence since 1999, was involved in a car crash in the Mezitler area of the İnegöl district. DHA photoThe manager of the İmralı prison, where outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan is serving a lifetime sentence, was injured in a car accident near Turkey’s Bursa July 23.
Ahmet Düzman, the manager of the İmralı High Security Type F Prison where Öcalan has been serving his lifetime sentence since 1999, was involved in a car crash in the Mezitler area of the İnegöl district around 12:30 a.m. today.
Düzman, who was driving an official automobile, was heading toward Ankara on official business when he collided head-on with a truck loaded with glucose coming from the opposite direction.
The prison manager, who was trapped in the car by the crash, was rescued by paramedic and firefighter teams. He was taken to the İnegöl State Hospital, where he was treated for fractured bones.
Though Düzman had serious injuries, he did not let go of his briefcase and kept it at his side at all times.
The tanker truck driver, Hüseyin Yolcu, was detained and accused Düzman of passing improperly saying he could not avoid an accident despite all his efforts.
While the İnegöl Public Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation into the accident, Bursa’s public prosecutor, Namık Yılmaz, was informed on site.