Turkish couple links with Gülen kidnapped from Lahore: reports 


Lahore, Sept 27 (TNS): A Turkish couple with suspected links to controversial Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen allegedly has been “kidnapped” by unknown persons.

Mesut Kacmaz, the former director of PakTurk school and his wife were picked up during a midnight from their rented house in the city of Lahore, media reports quoting sources reported.

Kacmaz and his family had been staying in Wapda Town, Lahore on an asylum seeker certificate issued by United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

The couple applied for asylum after Turkey requested Pakistan to deport the teachers for their alleged links to the Gulen movement.

Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin had said that the Pak-Turk schools were linked with Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric, who Turkey accused of plotting the coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.