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Turkish diplomat says authorities doing all they can to locate the seven missing Palestinians

Turkish diplomat says authorities doing all they can to locate the seven missing Palestinians

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (WAFA) – The Turkish Consul General in Jerusalem, Ahmet Demirer, said today that the Turkish authorities are doing all they can to locate the seven Palestinians who went missing in Turkey in the last several days.

He said the specialized Turkish authorities are following up on this important case around the clock and searches are underway to obtain accurate information on the disappearances.

Demirer, who met today in Ramallah with Ahmad al-Deek, director at the Palestinian Foreign Ministry, to discuss the issue of the missing Palestinians, said that what is definite is that they are not detained by the Turkish authorities, nor are in hospitals or government facilities, stressing that Turkey will provide to the Palestinians any information it would obtain about the disappearances.

Al-Deek urged the Turkish authorities to do what they can to find out what happened to the seven Palestinians, most of them disappeared while in Istanbul.

Palestine’s ambassador to Turkey, Fayed Mustafa, told Voice of Palestine that contacts are continuing with the Turkish authorities on the missing Palestinians, expressing hope that there might be some information in the next hours.

He said he was in contact with the Turkish president’s office and is going to meet with officials from the Ministry of Interior and the police to see what they have.

“There is no specific information yet about their fate,” he said, adding that the Turkish parties did not provide them with any information other than saying that they are continuing with their efforts in checking streets cameras and gathering information about them.

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