The grieving mum of a dead child model has accused the Turkish mafia of harvesting her organs – and claims the government is “obstructing” an investigation into her death.
Sofiya Lanshakova, 16, from Russia, suddenly fell ill during a family holiday to Antalya province in Turkey and was diagnosed with acute appendicitis.
She died in excruciating pain and her parents have alleged that she was murdered so her organs could be harvested and sold.
Russian authorities claim her womb and other organs were missing when they examined her corpse.
Sofiya’s mother Tatyana Lanshakova said: “A tragedy happened in our family. It is clear that no one brings back our child, but we want to achieve justice.
“Our investigation authorities do all possible, but the Turkish side does not respond.”
Last night it emerged that Moscow is probing the mysterious deaths of three other girls – and is accusing Turkey of obstructing the investigation.
Schoolgirl Alisa Adamova, 12, died after her arm was sucked into an underwater pump device at a hotel pool in Bodrum.
Lyubov Torochkova, 5, drowned on the first day of her holiday at her hotel in Antalya.
Her mother Anastasia said the girl was found in the water at five star Maya World Beach Hotel Alanya – without her inflatable ring which she always used.
“There were no lifeguards next to the pool.”
High-flying student Olga Desyatova, 19, got into trouble while snorkelling at popular Sealanya Sea Park in Alanya.
She was dragged out of the water by other tourists and died after being in a coma for 12 days.
CCTV of the pool incident has been “destroyed”, say reports which also claimed there were no lifeguards nearby.
Russia’s most senior state investigator Alexander Bastrykin is leading the case, and the committee said: “No-one could imagine that these holidays to be the last in the girls’ lives.
“Different resorts, hotels, and circumstances causing death. Alisa and Lyubov drowned in pools.
“Why Olga fell into a coma and Sofiya died in a Turkish private clinic, we have only preliminary answers.”