A police officer was kidnapped by suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, police said.
Officer Sedat Yabalak was driving with his family from Erzurum to Sanliurfa when he was kidnapped on the Diyarbakir-Bingol Highway in Lice district, police added.
Yabalak's family was allowed to leave. The kidnapped police officer had been recently assigned to Sanliurfa from Hatay province.
Security forces have started an investigation into the incident.
The incident comes four days after another police officer was kidnapped on the same highway. Officer Vedat Kaya was heading from Mardin to Mus with his family last Friday when suspected PKK members allegedly stopped his car and kidnapped him after learning that he was a police officer. His family was also set free.