Bakırköy Municipality plans to give Hrant Dink’s name to a street in Bakırköy.
The first issue of Charlie Hebdo to be published since the attack on its offices hits the stands today in France and across the world. This issue of the magazine will remain on sale for 2 weeks. The cover depicting the Prophet Muhammad divided opinion across world media.
Last night, Police carried out a search on the delivery trucks of Cumhuriyet newspaper that today has published a 4-page selection from the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine. The Şişli, Istanbul, offices of the newspaper are currently sealed off by police for security purposes.
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
A new stay of execution verdict has been issued for the continuing construction project at the site of the historical Emek Movie Theatre. On the other hand, the State Council ruled for the launching of an investigation involving four persons including Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan on the grounds that they had not taken “necessary precautions during the construction”.
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’.
According to Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, who made a statement to the official Anadolu Agency, ‘The parallel structure is working against Turkey in the 2015 events’.
Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that was the target of the armed attack on January 7, had recently also focused on issues related to Turkey. Particularly the Armenian Genocide and the Kurdish Question featured in the pages of the magazine in various contexts.
Mathieu Madénian, the humorist and columnist of Armenian origin who worked for Charlie Hebdo was saved from the massacre in which 12 people died because he didn’t go to work that day.