A 24-year-old unemployed Turkish man identified only as İhsan B. blamed his death on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his suicide note he posted on May 25.
"I may not have gotten what's owed me, my youth in this world but I'll be after you in the other world, AKP government and RTE!" said İhsan B. in his note, using the initial letters of the Turkish president's name.
The young man also said that the government had robbed millions of young people of their hopes, which he said the youth would eventually reclaim "in another world, if not this one."
Main opposition Republican People's Party deputy leader Veli Ağbaba noted that İhsan B. had been unsuccessfully looking for employment for a while, which Ağbaba said prompted his suicide.
"They stole the youth's future, we will get this hope back!" Ağbaba said in a tweet.
İşsiz genç intihar etti!— Veli AĞBABA (@veliagbaba) May 25, 2021
Antalya'da 24 yaşındaki İhsan B. isimli genç, bir süredir iş arıyordu. İş bulamayınca dün apartmanın 5'inci katından atlayıp canına kıydı. Son notunda "İki elim yakanızda AKP ve RTE" yazıyordu.
Gençlerin geleceğini çaldılar, biz umudu geri alacağız! pic.twitter.com/CovvQvRtWA
Meanwhile, pro-government news agencies Demirören News Agency (DHA) and İhlas News Agency (İHA) failed to include İhsan B.'s note about the AKP and the president in their reporting of his death.