Turkey: Lawyers, doctor and university student detained while making plans to escape Turkey

May 31, 2017

Lawyers, doctor and university student detained while making plans to escape Turkey

Four people were detained at an Ankara pastry shop while they were allegedly making plans to escape Turkey crackdown, on Wednesday.

Ankara police raided a bakery in Etimesgut district where two lawyers, a doctor and a university student were met before they hit the road for illegal exit from Turkey, according to state-run Anadolu news agency.

Police reportedly seized during the raid TL 22,000 [$6,500], passport size photos and IDs that do not belong to the detainees.

One of the lawyers had already had an outstanding arrest warrant issued for him/her over ties to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of mastermindingt he July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

More than 120,000 people have been detained and some 50,000 including academics, judges, doctors, teachers, lawyers, students, policemen and many from different backgrounds have been put in pre-trial detention since July 15, 2016.

Law enforcement have caught hundreds of people attempting to illegally leave Turkey to neighboring countries so far.

Not satisfied with dismissals, Turkish government cancelled passports of thousands of people while putting travel ban on many others.

https://turkeypurge.com/lawyers-doctor-and-university-student-detained-while-making-plans-to-escape-turkey

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