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."
Police officer Ercan Demir from Trabzon Intelligence Branch, who has been tried as part of Dink case, pointed the finger at Trabzon Gendarmerie personnel in his defence. The cross examination of Demir will start.
The trial of public officials continues in 14th High Penal Court today. Friends of Hrant was present in front of the court house before the hearings started.
As part of Hrant Dink murder investigation, the number of detained suspects has risen to 28 with the detention of 3 more personnel from Trabzon Gendarmerie, including Trabzon Provincial Gendarmerie Regiment Commander Ali Öz. Ergün Yorulmaz from Trabzon Gendarmerie Intelligence Branch is arrested.
As part of the investigation on Hrant Dink murder, 27 people, including officers from gendarmerie forces, are detained. Abdullah Dinç, an officer from Istanbul Provincial Gendarmerie Command Intelligence Branch, is arrested.
As part of the investigation on Hrant Dink murder, 1 lieutenant colonel, 2 non-commissioned officers, 1 specialized sergeant and owner of a publishing house are detained.
Some lawyers of the public officials who have been tried as part of Dink case withdrew from the case by presenting petitions to the court.
The third hearing of the trial of public officials ended. Evaluating the demands of release, the court decided to release Ercan Demir. Ali Fuat Yılmazer and Ramazan Akyürek’s detention continues. The next hearing will be held on August 8, 9, 10 and 12.
The hearings of public officials as part of Dink case continues with the defence of Ercan Demir, who was the Trabzon Intelligence Branch Chief at the time of murder.
On the second day of hearings, the cross examination of Muhittin Zenit, who was an officer in Trabzon Intelligence Branch at the time of murder, is continued. Zenit said, “As an officer, I submitted my report as 'he will be killed'. It was redesigned by Engin Dinç and Özkan Mumcu.”