Turkey’s Senior National Representative to the U.S. Central Command’s International Coalition is sitting behind bars in Tampa, Florida after police responded to a call for a woman not breathing.
According to a Military Times article, when law enforcement and Fire Rescue arrived at the apartment of Huseyin Kurtdere, a Major in the Turkish military, they found a 39-year-old woman lying dead on the bedroom floor. Kurtdere was present at the scene and claimed he had been giving the victim CPR.
According to police records and investigation, the woman had been tied up several times within a week prior to her death. The victim’s 7-year-old daughter had witnessed the event and was able to provide law enforcement a detailed recreation of what that took place. Tampa’s police report did not release the relationship between the woman and Huseyin Kurtdere.
According to the daughter, more than one person assisted in tying up the woman, which included tying her feet and gagging her with a sock. There were several other individuals at the apartment during the incident as well, whose names have not been released.