Turkish police search for Italian man missing in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – The Associated Press
An Italian father is desperately seeking information about his son, who disappeared in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago.
Thirty-three-year-old Alessandro Fiori, who is from Milan, flew to Istanbul on March 12 and was last spotted on a CCTV camera on March 14 in Istanbul’s busy Beyoğlu district, where the Italian Consulate is located, his father said.
His phone, wallet and other belongings were found in a hotel trash bin.
His father, Eligio Fiori, told the AP on March 27 that his son, a marketing manager, often traveled abroad. He last saw Alessandro two weeks ago at their family home. He flew to Istanbul the next day without telling anyone. His mother later checked his credit card activity and found he had bought a plane ticket.
“They [police] checked hospitals, they checked the morgues and there is no news there,” said Fiori.