Turkish man allegedly abducted in Damansara

May 3, 2017
CCTV footage on the alleged abduction of Turgay Karaman.


A Turkish man was allegedly abducted by five men at the Wisma E&C carpark in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

The victim, Turgay Karaman, is learnt was scheduled to appear as a witness and testify in a trial at the Magistrate’s Court today and tomorrow.

Police were now studying the CCTV footage obtained from the building’s management office.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the police were gathering facts to find out whether Turgay, a principal of an international school in Ipoh, was abducted.

He hopes that the family would refrain from spreading information about the crime as it would jeopardise police investigation.

Police are trying to get in touch with the victim’s wife, Ayse, who had posted a video in the social media appealing for help from the Malaysian government to locate Turgay.

In the video, an emotional Ayse claims five Malaysian men had abducted her husband and that she had not received any information about him since.

“I am calling on the Malaysian government to help as he is a gentleman and never hurt anyone,” she said, adding that the couple had been staying in Malaysia legally over the past 13 years and that her husband had not been involved in any crime.

The incident came to light after Turgay’s friend, Suheyl Ozcelik lodged a police report at the Damansara police station.

The CCTV footage showed Turgay was surrounded by five men in two cars and forced into one of the cars.

In his report, Suheyl claimed that he was supposed to meet Turgay at a lawyer’s office in Damansara Heights at 4.30pm.

He saw Turgay’s car parked at the venue when he arrived with two other friends.

However, he sensed that something was amiss when Turgay was not present at the meeting that started at 4.35pm.

He became more suspicious when his subsequent calls and text messages to Turgay were unattended.

Suheyl later managed to secure CCTV footage from the management office, which showed the alleged abduction.

In his report, Suheyl wrote: “I request that the police investigate the kidnapping and notify the Immigration Department to stop any attempt to remove Turgay from Malaysia. I am very afraid for my safety and scared that my Turkish friends who are kidnapped and sent to Turkey will be tortured and killed.”