"TURKISH POLICE, GENDARMERIE FAULTY IN DINK MURDER"
July 23 2008
Turkish police department and gendarmerie had negligence, fault and
lack of coordination in the assassination of a Turkish-Armenian
journalist, a sub-commission of the Parliament said in a report
The sub-commission under the Human Rights Commission was founded last
year to investigate the murder of journalist Hrant Dink.
Dink, editor in chief of Agos newspaper, was shot dead outside the
offices of the paper in Istanbul in January, 2007. Police arrested
the gunman and a suspected associate who was identified as Yasin Hayal.
Lower-ranked police officials and gendarme forces told during the
investigation they had informed their superiors about intelligence
regarding Dink’s assasination prior to the incident.
There was no accusation against individuals in the 180-page report,
Mehmet Ocaktan, head of the sub-commission, told a press conference.