Ousted Mardin co-mayor Ahmet Türk’s health report missing: Lawyer
MARDİN – Doğan News AgencyThe health report of Ahmet Türk, the ousted and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, is missing, his lawyer Zeynep Boztoprak has said.
Boztoprak said health checks were completed two weeks ago but that the report that could result in Türk’s release was missing.
Noting that Türk should be released because of his deteriorating health conditions, Boztoprak said while they were waiting for his release, he was transferred to another prison.
“While we were expecting his release, he was transferred to Elazığ Prison. This has nothing to do with law; what’s being done is torture,” she told Doğan News Agency.
“We will meet with the Silivri Prison prosecutor and will ask what happened to the health report,” she also said.
After being arrested, Türk was held in Silivri Prison until being transferred. A number of political figures, including the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, have called for him to be tried without arrest.