On the 4th day of the hearings of Dink case, Celalettin Cerrah, who was the chief of Istanbul Security Directorate at the time of murder, is presenting his defence.
Sabri Uzun, who was the chief of Security General Directorate Intelligence Branch before the murder, presented his defence in trial of the public officials who are suspects of Dink murder. Uzun said that the intelligence reports stating that Dink will be murdered hadn't been presented to him and he added that Dink murder is a plot against nationalists.
As part of Dink case, Ahmet İlhan Güler, who was the chief of Istanbul Security Directorate Intelligence Branch at the time of murder, is answering the questions in the court. He claimed that he wasn't informed of the threats against Hrant Dink. He defined the protests targeting Dink as “democratic protests”.
Dink case started. Suspect Engin Dinç, who is the current chief of General Directorate of Security Intelligence Department, is present at the hearing for the first time. Dinç will present his defence today.
Dink murder case is postponed to October 10. In the next hearing, Engin Dinç, Chief of Security General Directorate Intelligence Branch, will present his defence.
Dink murder case continues. It turned out that after Erhan Tuncel was dismissed from the intelligence branch, Trabzon Intelligence Branch called him 34 times and sent a message. The officers say that they don’t know who sent that message.
It is the second day of hearings of the public officials. Police officer Mehmet Ayhan's cross examination is completed.
As part of the Dink case, the trials of the public officials continue. Mehmet Ayhan, an officer from Trabzon Security Directorate Intelligence Branch, is presenting his defence. Former civil inspectors Şükrü Yıldız and Mehmet Ali Özkılınç's demand of suspension of their trial is refused.
Heavily damaged church property belongs to General Directorate of Foundations. The restoration work, which will be carried out by the Directorate, is planned to be completed in 2018.
Cross examination of police officer Ercan Demir from Trabzon Intelligence Branch started yesterday afternoon and continues today. Demir said, "Unfortunately, the murder wasn't prevented despite all the information we have."