Irfan Kizilarslan, a Turkish Gendarmerie Colonel who was arrested following the failed coup of July 15 was found dead on Saturday in his prison cell in northern Turkey’s Tokat province, Turkish media reported.
So far, more than 20 suspects in the coup investigation have been found dead in Turkish prisons. Col. Kizilarslan served as the head of the Kastamonu Regional Gendarmerie Command before his dismissal from the Gendarmerie and subsequent arrest.
An autopsy will be performed as part of an investigation into the death.
More than 4,524 military personnel including 151 Generals and Admirals have been dismissed from their posts since the failed coup.