As part of Dink murder case, Chief of Trabzon Gendarmerie Intelligence Branch Lieutenant Colonel Metin Yıldız and Fox TV News Director Ercan Gül are arrested.
legal procedure concerning gendarmerie personnel who are detained as
part of Dink murder continues. Chief
of Trabzon Gendarmerie Intelligence Branch Lieutenant Colonel Metin
Yıldız and Fox TV News Director Ercan Gül are arrested on charge
of being a member of the so-called Gulenist terrorist organization.
With this development, the number of arrested people has risen to 16.
He knew that Dink will be murdered
Yıldız is one of the key figures in the investigation against gendarmerie personnel. He was the chief of Trabzon Gendarmerie Intelligence Branch at the time of murder.
Currently, there are two lawsuits against gendarmerie personnel in Trabzon. Two officers from Trabzon Gendarmerie Intelligence Branch, Veysel Şahin and Okan Şimşek, stated that they received an information about the plans of Dink murder and they informed Metin Yıldız and Chief of Trabzon Gendarmerie Command Ali Öz.
Veysel Şahin, Okan Şimşek and Ali Öz have been arrested as part of Dink murder investigation.
Metin Yıldız stood trial in Trabzon and was sentenced to 6 months in prison by Trabzon 2nd Penal Court of Peace. However, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment on the ground that the suspect should be tried by a high penal court.