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Missing Esra's car keys found in a takeaway

A SET of keys for a car owned by missing woman Esra Uyrun turned up in a Dublin takeaway several months after her disappearance. The 38-year-old mother vanished on February 23 last year after leaving her home in Clondalkin to go to the shop.

Her car was found later that day on the seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow.

Her sister Berna Fidan said she does not believe that her sister drove her car to Bray.

A set of car keys with a photograph of Esra and her son Emin on the keyring was found before Christmas last year in a chip shop in nearby Neilstown, she said.


Ms Fidan, and Esra's husband Ozgur, have joined several garda appeals for assistance in solving the mystery of what happened to the Turkish woman who spoke with an English accent.

Ms Fidan, who lives in London, said she travelled to Ireland around the first anniversary of her sister's disappearance to put up more posters seeking help from the public. After she put up a poster in a Neilstown chip shop, she was followed from the shop by the owner who handed car keys to her that had a photograph of Esra and Emin.

The owner told her the keys were found on a counter in the takeaway at some stage before Christmas and were hung on a hook.

The owner recognised the photo on the keyring after Ms Fidan put up a poster of her sister in the shop.

Gardai confirmed the keys fitted the car found in Bray.

Ms Fidan said Esra and Ozgur lost a set of keys six months before Esra's disappearance but these particular keys only turned up a year after the disappearance.

The three have insisted that Esra could not have been driving the car that was found abandoned in Bray, after carefully watching CCTV footage of the area.

Berna dismissed suicide as Esra had been excited about their mum's upcoming visit to Dublin.

"The last conversations we all had with her were about my mum going over to see her, and the list of Turkish spices she should bring with her that can't be found in Ireland.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.