Kidnapping is referred to as deprivation of liberty in the Turkish Penal Code. All efforts to prevent a person's freedom of action are considered as crimes of kidnapping and detention. Kidnapping is a practice frequently used by terrorist groups. Terrorist organizations operate at the point of reaching their interests by using kidnapping method. With another approach, terrorist organizations work to eliminate the lack of human resources together with kidnapping. Especially at the point of completing the lack of human resources, terrorist groups continue their activities by kidnapping young children. An example of this situation is the struggle of the Diyarbakır Mothers, who protested for their children who were kidnapped by the PKK.
Source: Turkish Penal Code, Anadolu Agency, Atty. Burak Day
Kidnapping and execution
Execution derives from the Arabic root nefas and means the execution of an order or decision. Kidnapping, on the other hand, is the kidnapping of a person, provided that it interferes with the freedom of movement of a person. Kidnappings and executions by terrorist organizations take place to disrupt public psychology and disrupt public order. It aims to achieve its interests through the fear created by the people along with kidnapping and execution.
Source: Turkish Religious Foundation Islamic Encyclopedia, Sabah