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Contractor Of Christian Atsu’s Apartment Arrested After Attempting To Flee Turkey



Turkish police have reportedly arrested the contractor of Rönesans Residence which was destroyed in the earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Mehmet Yaşar Coşkun was detained at the Istanbul airport while attempting to leave the country.

The 12-story Rönesans Residence, which has 250 apartments and was completed in 2013 in Hatay’s Antakya district, collapsed following the earthquake trapping about a thousand residents including Ghanaian footballer, Christian Atsu.

Some 170 Turkish lawyers filed a joint criminal complaint against the contractors of the building demanding an investigation into its collapse.

The contractor was subsequently detained at the airport on Friday, February 10, 2023, on the orders public prosecutors.

Reports say Yaşar Coşkun at the time of his arrest was leaving the country with his destination being Montenegro.

He was said to be carrying an unspecified cash amount at the time of his arrest.

He was taken to the police station later, where he was interrogated.

Afterwards, he was referred to a court which ordered that he be remanded pending trial.

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