Turkish interior ministry launches probe into ‘missing’ attendees of Germany workshop

Turkey’s interior ministry has launched an investigation into over 40 people who went to Germany to attend a course organised by the ruling party and never returned, Duvar news site reported on Sunday.

A total of 45 people from an association in eastern Malatya province left for Hannover in February 2020 to attend an environmental workshop as part of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) initiative, the report said, citing a parliamentary question by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).

Only two people, the association's directors, returned to Turkey, according to the CHP.

The workshop titled“Raising Environmentally Conscientious Individuals’’ was organised by German company Mega Kilit GMBH between Feb. 15-27, 2020.

The company sponsored the attendees from Turkey, all members of the Malatya World of Personal Development Association, according to the report.