Malaysia Detains Turkish Academic Linked by Ankara to Failed Turkey Coup

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Malaysia’s police chief confirmed the arrest of a former vice chair of a Turkish university who Ankara accuses of links to the last year’s coup attempt.

Malaysia’s police chief confirmed the arrest on Friday, Turkish media reported.


"He was not involved in terror activities throughout his 12-year stay here before this. But when he began to get involved, we acted," Inspector-General Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters, as quoted by the Anadolu news agency.