Trabzon Police Chiefs Won’t Be Prosecuted For Dink Murder


June 17, 2011 – 12:55 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The High Criminal Court of Rize (eastern Black Sea
coast) dismissed the appeal against the decision to drop procedures
related to the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist,
editor-in-chief of the Armenian Agos newspaper Hrant Dink, Bianet
agency reported

The joint attorneys of the family of the slain journalist had filed an
appeal with the Rize Court against the decision given by the Trabzon
High Criminal Court.

Accordingly, Faruk Sarı and Engin Dinc, on duty for the Chief of
the Trabzon Police Intelligence Branch; the two former Chiefs of the
Trabzon Police, Ramazan Akyurek and ReÅ~_at Altay; Muhettin Zenit
who was responsible for the communication with assistant intelligence
staff member Erhan Tuncel; Ozkan Mumcu, Mehmet Ayhan and Onur Karakaya,
Department Chief Inspector Ercan Demir and the Chief of the Trabzon
Anti-Terror Branch, Yahya Ozturk, will not be prosecuted in the
context of the Dink murder.

The Dink family lawyers demanded the investigation of the above
mentioned persons and later on appealed the decision for the closing
of procedures. Both their petition and the appeal put forward that
the officials of the Trabzon police at the time were responsible for
the killing of Hrant Dink.

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