Mehmet Ağar

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Person.png Mehmet Ağar  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Politician, deep state operative?)
Mehmet Ağar.gif
Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Alma materAnkara University
PartyTrue Path Party, (DYP)
Turkish politician who escaped the Susurluk car crash after being forewarned. Reportedly in charge of heroin trafficking through Turkey. Arrested and served time in jail. Released in 2013

Employment.png Turkey/Minister of Interior

In office
June 26, 1996 - November 8, 1996
Escaped the Susurluk car crash of 3 November after being forewarned.

Employment.png Turkey/Minister of Justice

In office
March 6, 1996 - June 29, 1996

Mehmet Ağar is a former Turkish politician whom Hüseyin Baybaşin claimed lead the heroin trafficking through Turkey.[1]

Susurluk car crash

Full article: Susurluk car crash

Mehmet Ağar was tipped off about the assassination plot which lead to the Susurluk car crash and he told the others (Abdullah Çatlı, Gonca Us, Huseyin Kocadağ, Sedat Bucak) to leave without him.[2]


In 1996, Hüseyin Baybaşin claimed that the heroin distribution operations were controlled by Mehmet Ağar. In 1997 he claimed further that Turkish president Suleyman Demirel and Turkish Prime minister Tansu Ciller were also involved.[1]


After being sentenced to several[How many?] years in prison for [Which?] criminal activities relating to the Susurluk scandal, he was released on probation in April 2013.[citation needed]

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  1. a b August 4, 1997, Volkskrant, 'Sorgdrager voor uitlevering Koerd na garanties Turkije'