Other Deaths

A painful aspect of the Tenkil process was the experiences of the families of the detainees, missing persons and victims abroad. Hundreds of people lost their lives as a result of work accidents, traffic accidents and suicides as a by social pressure.

Kezban Tokpinar, 87

Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 30/04/2019
Cause of Death Sadness
Place of Death Bolvadin

Kezban Tokpinar, the mother of Theologian Author Cemil Tokpinar, passed away on April 30, 2019 without being able to see her son and grandchildren living abroad. Tokpınar was one of the fortunate ladies who saw Bediuzzaman Said-i Nursi.

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Adem Sahin

Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 21/05/2021
Cause of Death Traffic Accident
Place of Death Kirsehir

Adem Sahin, who worked as a Branch Manager at the General Directorate of Security, died in a traffic accident.
Adem Sahin was sent into exile with his wife Emine Sahin, who was a policeman like him, after the December 17-25 process, and he was expelled with his wife after July 15.

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Ogun Ikbal, 25

Cadet
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 13/04/2017
Cause of Death Suicide(Allegedly),depression
Place of Death Military Academy

Cadet Ogun Ikbal was one of thousands of victims of injustice after 15 July. He entered the Military Academy as a cadet. One day before his graduation, he was asked to leave the battalion on the accusation that he was a terrorist. Ikbal ended his life on April 13, 2017, by dropping himself from the 5th floor of the Dumlupınar Battalion ward.

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Ibrahim Eski, 31

Police Officer
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 26/09/2017
Cause of Death Suicide (allegedly)
Place of Death Sakarya

Ibrahim Eski, a 31-year-old police officer, was suspended due to his alleged links to the Gulen movement. He allegedly committed suicide. He was serving in Sakarya Police Department.

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Okkes Karaca, 25

Petty Officer
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 23/12/2016
Cause of Death Martyr
Place of Death Syria

Tanker Petty Officer Senior Sergeant Okkes Karaca was martyred on December 23, 2016, as a result of the ISIS attack during Operation Euphrates Shield. If 25-year-old Karaca had returned from the operation alive, he would have been tried for being a member of a terrorist organization.

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Sadullah Kara, 35

Police Officer
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 09/01/2017
Cause of Death Suicide - allegedly
Place of Death Istanbul

The police officer, Sadullah Kara, had been on duty for 7 years. He was suspended as part of a so-called terrorism investigation while he was serving at the Istanbul Kartal Courthouse in January 2017. 35-year-old Kara, who received the notification on January 7, 2017, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a pistol.

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Fatime Kasap

Housewife
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 04/01/2019
Cause of Death Age - related diseases
Place of Death Izmir

While Fatime Kasap’s two sons were imprisoned, her cancer patient husband was in intensive care. The old woman passed away with longing for her children. Sebahattin Kasap, former national wrestler, and Ali Kasap, orthopaedist, who were imprisoned by the regime, were not allowed to attend their mothers’ funerals.

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Firdevs Pekguzel

Housewife
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 06/05/2019
Cause of Death Traffic accident
Place of Death Ankara

Mehmet Ali Pekguzel became the prosecutor of the Ergenekon case. After being dismissed from the profession, he was arrested and deliberately subjected to appalling conditions that amounted to systematic torture. His wife, Firdevs Pekguzel had an accident on the way back from visiting her husband. Firdevs Pekguzel, died in the accident.

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Gulyeter Aydin, 49

Housewife
Date of Detention Unknown
Death Date 28/02/2018
Cause of Death Traffic accident
Place of Death Erzurum

The Aydin Family visited their son Burak Aydin, who was imprisoned in Mardin. After their visit, they set out their journey from Mardin to their hometown of Giresun (738 km far away). A truck, loaded with live animals, came from the opposite direction on the road that was accessed from one lane due to work and collided with Ibrahim Aydin’s vehicle.

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