Deaths of Illnes

Thousands of people lost their physical and mental health as a result of detention, arrest and suspension decisions, isolation from society, and social genocide during the deprivation process. The most painful casualties were those of the sick prisoners and their families. Those who became seriously ill in prison were not treated. Treatment of diseases such as cancer and Corona and evacuations were delayed. People were literally doomed to death and disease.

Aynur Anli

Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 08/05/2018
Cause of Death Cancer,sadness
Place of Death

Enes Anli was arrested and sent to prison. Her mother, Aynur Anli, was very upset about the persecution of her son and died of liver cancer. She passed away, reiterating her son’s name deliriously.

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Ali Riza Celik

Teacher
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 27/09/2017
Cause of Death Heart attack
Place of Death

Ali Riza Celik, the Religious Teacher who was expelled from his profession with the Decree-Law No. 672, passed away due to a heart attack, which he had suffered from stress and sadness.

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Yunus Emre Yaylaci

Cadet
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 17/05/2018
Cause of Death Brain hemorrhage,stress
Place of Death Istanbul

Yunus Emre Yaylaci was a student of Maltepe Military High School. His school was closed during the State of Emergency.Yunus Emre, who was transferred from the Military Academy to Galatasaray University after the liquidation of the military students, passed away on May 17, 2018 as a result of a brain hemorrhage due to the stress he experienced.

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Yildirim Sarp

Chief Constable
Date of Detention 25.09.2022 Diyarbakir
Death Date 27/04/2018
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,cancer
Place of Death Diyarbakir

Yıldırım Sarp was arrested while he was working as the Deputy Director of the Diyarbakır Security Branch with the title of 4th grade Police Chief. Sarp, who caught cancer in prison, was released after his illness progressed, but later died. He left behind two children and a grieving wife.

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Yavuz Ekrem Arslan, 54

Bridgadier general
Date of Detention 16.07.2016 Manisa
Death Date 06/11/2017
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,sadness
Place of Death Ankara

Brigadier General Yavuz Ekrem Arslan was the Commander of the Manisa 1st Infantry Training Brigade. Just after the July 15, he interrupted his vacation and ordered not a single soldier to go out. Despite all his efforts he was expelled by a decree-law. Because of the injustices he suffered, he became ill in prison and he died soon after.

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Yavuz Bolek, 52

Chief Constable
Date of Detention 25.09.2022 Antalya
Death Date 16/06/2016
Cause of Death Cancer,Imprisoned Death
Place of Death Izmir

Police Chief Yavuz Bolek was arrested as part of the operations directed by the government.Although he was released, he was arrested again after 15 July. Although he had advanced colon cancer, he was tried in pre-trial detention. Bolek, whose treatment was interrupted in prison, had a stroke. Although he had brain surgery twice and died in prison.

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Yakup Ekici, 42

Head of the unit at the hospital
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 23/06/2019
Cause of Death Cancer,sadness
Place of Death Konya

Yakup Ekici was in charge of the invoicing department at Konya Mevlana Hospital. He was detained after 15. July and went through a heavy interrogation process that lasted for 15 days. Ekici, who was labeled a ‘terrorist’, fell into the grip of social and psychological pressure. He died of ‘liver cancer’ as a result of his troubles.

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Yahya Yazar

Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 26/05/2020
Cause of Death Heart attack,sadness
Place of Death Izmir

Yahya Yazar, a well-known figure of İzmir Kemalpasa, was arrested along with his 2 sons as part of investigations against Hizmet Movement. Yazar, who has severe heart disease, got colon cancer due to the sadness he experienced. Major surgeries did not yield any positive result. He died of a heart attack.

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Yahya Ozcan

Chemist
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 17/08/2017
Cause of Death Heart attack,sadness
Place of Death Bursa

Yahya Ozcan was working at Bursagaz A.Ş, a subordinate of Bursa Municipality. After July 15, AKP municipalities started to dismiss people they saw as opposition. Yahya Ozcan was also one of the names put to the target. The chemist, who was depressed due to the financial and moral difficulties he experienced, died of a heart attack.

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