Mother-in-law of prime coup attempt suspect Adil Öksüz arrested
SAKARYA – Doğan News AgencyThe mother-in-law of one of the prime suspects wanted for his alleged role in the July 15 coup attempt, has been arrested, while the whereabouts of Adil Öksüz himself, referred to as the Gülen movement’s “imam of the Air Force,” are still unknown.
Less than a month after being detained and later freed as part of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) probe launched by the Sakarya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, Öksüz’s mother-in-law, 64-year-old Hatice Yıldırım, was detained once again and arrested on Sept. 2.
Yıldırım and her husband, Cevat Yıldırım, were embroiled into the FETÖ probe after Öksüz, who was detained on the morning of July 16 in the Akıncı Military Base, a major center of the coup attempt, visited their house in the Akyazı district of the northern province of Sakarya. He was last spotted there before disappearing.
Two days after his detention period, Öksüz, the only civilian caught at the Akıncı Base on the morning after the coup attempt, was released on probation due to lack of evidence for arrest. He is currently on the run.
As the work is ongoing to find Öksüz, the Yıldırım couple was detained on Aug. 11 and released before Cevat Yıldırım was arrested upon a prosecutor’s objection on Aug. 13.
Asked about her daughter, who is married to Öksüz, Hatice Yıldırım reportedly testified that she had lost trust in her son-in-law.
“My daughter Aynur and her three children are in the United States with my son Abdülbaki. Since the truth [about his actions] was revealed, I have lost my sympathy for my son-in-law,” she said.