Sentenced to pay compensation to the Dink family regarding the Hrant Dink murder, the Ministry of Interior has filed a revocation case to recover the 1 million 659 thousand liras from the perpetrators.
Lawyer Hakan Bakırcıoğlu assessed the most recent state of the Hrant Dink murder investigation for Agos following former Intelligence Branch Chief Ramazan Akyürek’s arrest: “There are many public officials which should be indicted for premeditated murder. The Dink murder is a murder carried out by consensus, and parties to this consensus share total and collective responsibility. Ramazan Akyürek is only one of the public officials who played a significant role in this murder.”
Former General Directorate of Security Intelligence Agency Director Ramazan Akyürek, detained within the scope of the Hrant Dink murder investigation, arrested.
Cizre Police Chief Ercan Demir, for whom an arrest warrant was issued in relation to the Hrant Dink murder case investigation, has reportedly turned himself in.
On the 8th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination, poet and playwright Murathan Mungan spoke to the crowd gathered fort he commemoration ceremony: “One of Hrant Dink’s dreams was the opening of borders between Armenia and Turkey to allow for the two peoples to commingle. Friends, we should own up not only to the memory of our lost loved ones, but also to their dreams. And if that border were to be opened today, it would mean opening the door to so many other things. (…) The opening of that border would so much become the year 2015.”
From the January 19 editorial of Agos: It has been eight years since Hrant Dink was shot to death in front the offices of his own newspaper. From 2007 to 2015, the eight years that passed with the expectation and demand for justice. But that is not all; since 1915, a century has passed with the same expectation and demand.
Former Chief of Police Özkan Mumcu and police officer Muhittin Zenit, for which arrest warrants had been issued within the scope of the Dink murder investigation, have been arrested
In the Dink murder investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for the former Chief of Police Özkan Mumcu and police officer Muhittin Zenit on the grounds that ‘they had prior knowledge of the assassination and did not take necessary precautions’.
In the inquiry regarding public officials in relation to the assassination of Agos Editor-in-Chief Hrant Dink, former Istanbul Police Chief Celalettin Cerrah is currently providing his statement as a suspect.
The Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office has called on the former Istanbul Chief of Police Celalettin Cerrah and former Intelligence Department Chief Ahmet İlhan Güler, who were in office at the time of the assassination, to provide statements. Public officials stationed at the Trabzon Police Department and Gendarme Commanderie are also expected to be invited to provide statements in the coming days.