Turkey asks Belgium to let two Turks be buried
ANKARATurkey has urged Belgium to release the remains of two Turkish nationals, which have been kept in a morgue for one and half years due to a judicial process.
“We have tried to find a solution. But you need to understand that there are laws and there is an inquiry,” Didier Reynders, Belgian minister of foreign affairs, told reporters yesterday in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
The parents of the deceased, Vahit and Naciye Aygün, are Turkish nationals living in Belgium, and have been refused access to the remains of their two sons for one and a half years, since they were allegedly murdered in 2010.
Reynders said his ministry has worked obtain a decision from the judge in the case and to give a positive answer to the family involved, but that the situation is still not clear. There could possibly be “[other] arrangements to find a solution,” he added. “I fully understand the situation of the family. It’s not easy. But you need to understand that it’s a criminal matter