In Dink Case, Directorate of Intelligence personnel continues to present defence. Yesterday, Tamer Bülent Demirel and Ali Poyraz presented their defences. Today’s hearing is ended with the defence and cross examination of Osman Gülbel.
In Dink murder case, Directorate of Intelligence personnel have started to present their defences. Tamer Bülent Demirel, vice chief of a section of Directorate of Intelligence, said that he doesn't remember whether he sent the intelligence report concerning the murder to his superiors.
Before the trial of public officials, Friends of Hrant was in front to the court house as always, demanding justice. They once again expressed their demand of justice both for Hrant Dink and Tahir Elçi.
Answering the questions of lawyers, Celalettin Cerrah blamed Hrant Dink: “Why didn't he ask for protection?”
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.
Ramazan Akyürek, who was former chief of Security General Directorate Intelligence Branch, spoke in the hearing yesterday. He said that Celalettin Cerrah, former chief of Istanbul Security Directorate, called him after Dink was murdered and asked him to destroy a document. Cerrah denied this allegation.
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”.
Ahmet İlhan Güler, who was the chief of Istanbul Security Directorate Intelligence Branch at the time of murder, presented his defence. He claimed that he didn't have the authority to order protection and accused the personnel of Trabzon Security Directorate. He said, “I am defending the state.”
Trial of the public officials as part of Dink case continues today. Before the 7th hearing that will be held on November 7, 8, 10 and 11, Friends of Hrant made a statement to the press in front of the court house.