Police detain suspect for sending death threat to Istanbul Mayor İmamoğlu

Duvar English

Turkish police on April 8 detained a man on charges of sending a death threat through e-mail to Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu.

The man, only known by initials T.G., was indicated to be residing in the capital Ankara. As the investigation is being conducted by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, the detainee will be brought to Istanbul.

According to Turkish media outlets, İmamoğlu received an e-mail on March 27 from the suspect, telling him: “Look, the pathetic man named İmamoğlu Ekrem, I would spill your blood and make you drink it…Either you will learn to know your place or I will break your neck and scalp you and use it as a mop.”

On March 28, İmamoğlu, of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), filed a criminal complaint against the person who wrote the e-mail. Following claims that no action was taken regarding the death threat, the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on April 8 issued a statement, saying they had ordered the police to catch the suspect in question on March 30.

“The criminal complaint was put in [judiciary] process on the day it was made, on March 28, and an order was sent to the police on March 30 for the suspect T.G. to be caught,” the prosecutor’s office said, adding that that works to catch the suspect in question were ongoing.

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The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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