Imprisoned Deaths

After July 15, more than 500 thousand people were subjected to judicial proceedings, hundreds of thousands of people were arrested. Those who fell ill under prison conditions, pregnant women and women with babies were the most painful victims of Tenkil. Their treatments were disrupted, their access to hospital and health services was denied, and their release was stopped. Babies who died in the womb, imprisoned patients who got cancer were not released for months and years. Then came diseases and deaths.

Yusuf Bekmezci, 83

Businessman
Date of Detention 21.01.2020 Izmir
Death Date 20/02/2022
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,ill-treatment
Place of Death

Businessman and education volunteer Yusuf Bekmezci was arrested despite being 80 years old. He struggled with illness in prison. He had a heart attack while undergoing cataract surgery and died on February 20, 2022. His family was not allowed to see him.Bekmezci had Alzheimer’s disease, as well as blood pressure and osteolysis disorders.

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Yildirim Sarp

Chief Constable
Date of Detention 06.10.2022 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 06.10.2022 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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Vasif Bayram, 65

Financial Advisor
Date of Detention 06.10.2022 Istanbul
Death Date 12/12/2018
Cause of Death Cancer,Imprisoned Death
Place of Death Istanbul.

In Sakarya Ferizli, the condition of Vasif Bayram, who got stomach cancer , worsened with each passing day. He was not released until his illness reached the death level. Bayram, who was released after his condition progressed too far to respond to treatment, died in the hospital where he was hospitalized in Istanbul.

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Vahyettin Yahya Bayat, 65

Businessman
Date of Detention 06.10.2022 Diyarbakir
Death Date 08/02/2018
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,Heart attack
Place of Death Diyarbakir Prison

Yahya Bayat, one of the leading businessmen of Diyarbakir, was also the chairman of a NGO. The famous businessman, who was arrested in July 2017 despite suffering from severe heart disease, was able to withstand the prison conditions for only 8 months. He died in Diyarbakır Prison due to a heart attack.

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Unal Takmaklı, 77

Industrialist and Businessman
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 29/11/2016
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,Heart attack
Place of Death Menemen Prison

Unal Takmakli, one of the founders of “Ugur Deep Freezer”, which has managed to become a world-renowned brand, was arrested after 15 July. The 77-year-old famous industrialist had a heart attack in the prison where he was imprisoned and died in the hospital he was taken to.

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Umit Erdinc, 38

Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 20/04/2020
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,Heart attack
Place of Death Kahramanmaras Prison

Another of the prison deaths occurred in Kahramanmaras. Umit Erdinc, a diabetic, was detained in Kahramanmaras Prison. He was just 37 years old. One morning, his lifeless body was found in his bed. His death was recorded as a heart attack.

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Kahraman Sezer

Chief of police
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 31/01/2021
Cause of Death Imprisoned death,Corona
Place of Death Iskenderun T type Prison

Kahraman Sezer, who worked as a Branch Manager at the Diyarbakir Police Department, passed away due to Covid-19 in Hatay Prison. Due to financial difficulties, his family could not visit him for 1.5 years.

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