ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish authorities is going through mounting stress to hunt the return of the Somali president’s son, who allegedly fled Turkey after inflicting a deadly site visitors crash in Istanbul.
Yunus Emre Gocer, a 38-year-old motorbike courier, died of accidents in a hospital on Dec. 6, six days after he was hit by a automobile pushed by Mohammed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on a busy freeway in Istanbul.
Turkish authorities ordered Mohamud arrested and barred him from touring overseas following the motorcyclist’s demise, however experiences mentioned the Somali president’s son had already left Turkey by the point the warrant was issued.
On Sunday, dozens of individuals, together with motorbike courier teams, staged an illustration in Istanbul demanding that Mohamud face trial for Gocer’s demise.
Ekrem Imamoglu, the mayor of Istanbul and a outstanding opposition politician, tweeted a safety digital camera video of the crash, claiming that the “suspect left Turkey along with his fingers free,” and accusing the federal government of “being too weak to defend the rights of its personal residents.”
Responding to the stress, Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc mentioned with out elaborating that “worldwide procedures” had been initiated in regards to the crash.
“No matter their title, everyone seems to be equal earlier than the legislation and the whole course of for the seize of the suspect — together with the worldwide process — is being carried out meticulously,” Tunc tweeted on Sunday.
Individually, Tunc mentioned that an investigation was additionally launched into law enforcement officials who performed an preliminary investigation into the collision and allegedly allowed Mohamud to go free.
On Monday, a Somali diplomat in Turkey informed The Related Press that the president’s son took the severely injured sufferer to a hospital after the crash. He later travelled to Dubai, in line with the diplomat.
The diplomat, who requested anonymity as a result of the official wasn’t approved to talk to the media on the matter, mentioned that the automobile is owned by the Somali Embassy. The president’s household travels with diplomatic passports and had beforehand lived in Turkey, in line with the official.
Turkey has constructed shut ties with Somalia since 2011 when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — then prime minister — visited the East African nation in a present of help for the nation, which was affected by extreme drought. Turkey has supplied humanitarian assist, constructed infrastructure and opened a navy base in Somalia the place it has skilled officers and police.
Omar Faruk contributed to this report from Mogadishu, Somalia.