Turkish teacher Gökhan Açıkkollu, detained for 13 days, dies under custody. Teacher held in custody over Gülen links falls ill, dies in Istanbul hospital.
According to Hurriyet Daily’s news, a teacher who was being held in custody over suspected links to the July 15 failed coup attempt, has fallen ill and died in hospital.
Gökhan Açıkkollu, 42, who was detained for 13 days, initially showed signs of deteriorating health on July 28. Açıkkollu, who was a teacher in a high school in Istanbul’s Ümraniye district, was detained on July 23 as a part of the FETÖ probe. He fell ill on July 28 while in detention and was taken to hospital. He then was brought back to the police headquarters for interrogation.
He suffered from diabetes and his relatives were not able to provide him with the necessary medicine for three days after his detention, Doğan News Agency reported on Aug. 8.
Açıkkollu once again fell ill on Aug. 5 and was again taken to hospital, where he died. Read more at: Hurriyet Daily