In Dink case, the cross examination of Ramazan Akyürek is completed. Akyürek claimed that he informed the prime minister about Cerrah's request for destroying a document.
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.
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.
Before the hearing of the public officials as part of Dink case started, Friends of Hrant made a press statement in front of Istanbul Court House.
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 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.