As part of Dink murder case, Chief of Trabzon Gendarmerie Intelligence Branch Lieutenant Colonel Metin Yıldız and Fox TV News Director Ercan Gül are 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.
The first day of trials of Dink case ended with the reading of the indictment, which will be continued to be read today. It is also expected that the court will start to hear the suspects today.
In the trial of the public officials who are responsible for Dink murder, which was held on April 19, the demand for recusal of the suspects is refused.
Public officials who are responsible for Hrant Dink's murder are started to be heard. The court will decide suspect Yılmaz Angın's demand of recusation.
Today, public officials who are responsible for Dink murder are being heard. Before the trial, Friends of Hrant made a statement to the press. It is stated that the public officials stand trial because of “fight for power” and the highest prosecution organ insists on protecting the governor who was in office at the time of murder.
The first hearing of the two Dink cases that are joined will be held today. At the hearings that will be held between April 19 and 21, 34 suspects, 8 of them being arrested, will stand trial together for the first time.
A permit was requested for starting an investigation against former Minister of Interior Muammer Güler, who was the governor of Istanbul when Hrant Dink was murdered, and Ministry of Interior declined this request by deciding “not to put it in process”. Supreme Court Prosecutor's Office objected to the decision of Ministry of Interior.
A document added to the case file of Dink murder case revealed why Hrant Dink couldn't have issued a passport in 1997.
Preparing the indictment against the public officials and carrying the investigations about the crime organization in Dink case, Gökalp Kökçü's is appointed to another office.