Upon his return, PKK terrorists stopped his car and proceeded to kidnap Çelik. According to an eye witness, terrorists had blocked the road for over two hours waiting for Çelik's vehicle. Eye witnesses also stated that they heard the terrorists tell Çelik, "We promise you, we will not do anything. You will just be our guest for a few days."
Last year, the PKK terrorist organization kidnapped a district governor, three soldiers and a police officer. They remain in terrorists' custody.