Turkish diplomat in Dhaka fled to Russia, Russian sources claim

Turkish diplomat in Dhaka fled to Russia, Russian sources claim

Ankara, August 12, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

A Turkish diplomat working at Turkey’s Dhaka embassy in Bangladesh has fled to Russia, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported on Aug. 12, the same day Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the number of Turkish diplomatic personnel who were called back after the coup attempt but have not returned to Turkey was 32.

According to RIA Novosti, which provided the information via the English Daily Star, an unidentified diplomat, who was among three names called back to Ankara after the July 15 failed coup attempt, fled to Russia along with his family.

The report also quoted the Bengali Foreign Ministry as saying Turkish officials had suspended the diplomatic passports of three diplomats in the country.

Source: Hurriyet