Turks were detained, not abducted – IGP Khalid

May 3, 2017
IGP Khalid confirmed that Turgay Karaman and another Turkish businessman Ihsan Aslan were detained by police.

The Turkish men, who were alleged to have been abducted, were actually detained by police, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed today.

In his tweet at 12.14pm on Wednesday, Khalid said that Turgay Karaman and Ihsan Aslan were arrested for alleged activities that threatened the safety of Malaysia under Section 130 of the Penal Code.

Earlier Khalid has told reporters at a function that the police were investigating claims that Turgay was abducted at Wisma E&C in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday after a police report was lodged.

The police report was lodged by Turgay’s friend Suheyl Ozcelik.

The second man detained by police was identified as businessman Ihsan Aslan.

Turgay, said to be a principal of an international school in Ipoh, was supposed to testify in a trial at a Magistrate’s Court in Kuala Lumpur today and tomorrow.

Turgay’s wife, Ayse has posted a video in the social media appealing for help from the Malaysian government to locate Turgay.

In the video, Ayse claims five Malaysian men had abducted her husband, based on the CCTV footage, and that she had not received any information about him since the abduction.

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Turkish man allegedly abducted in Damansara