Two Ankara men missing after reportedly being abducted by police

Two men in Turkey’s capital Ankara have been missing since Tuesday after they were allegedly abducted from their home by men claiming to be plainclothes police officers, Aktif Haber news site reported on Saturday.

The home of Yasin Ugan and Özgür Kaya  in Ankara’s Altındağ district was raided on Feb. 12 around 3 p.m. by some 40 men carrying automatic rifles who said they were undercover police, the site said.

The pair’s heads were bagged, the site said, citing eyewitness accounts which noted the men were taken away in a white van.

Ugan and Kaya’s families who reported the incident to the Ankara police were told there is no information about the whereabouts the pair, it added.

There have been several reports of disappearances in Turkey since the failed coup attempt of July 2016. In most accounts, the victims were reportedly forced on a black commercial vehicle and attempts to locate the abducted person have failed.