Author Tuba Çandar speaks to HDN about her unique biography of the path-breaking life of the late Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey’ by Tuba Çandar, translated by Maureen Freely (Transaction, $30, 403 pages)
Thousands flocked onto the streets of Şişli on Jan. 19 to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 10th anniversary of his assassination amid little progress in shining a light on the alleged network behind the decade-old crime.
Ali Fuat Yılmazer, the former head of Turkey’s police intelligence branch, has given his testimony in the 31st hearing into the 2007 killing of Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, saying the killing was “deliberately not prevented” and security authorities in Istanbul and Trabzon were responsible
One of the judges who is trying 35 suspects for the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink in 2007 was detained on Dec. 2 on accusations that he is tied to the Gülenist organization.
Osman Gülbel, a former deputy head of the Police Intelligence Department charged in the case on the killing of Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, has told an Istanbul court that he “did what he was supposed to do” by sending a document containing information that Dink was to be targeted to the necessary offices
A court has accepted an indictment that calls for triple life sentences each for 62 soldiers accused of attempting to seize Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport during the failed July 15 coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.
Officials did not fail to prevent the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, as the problem actually stemmed from a coordination failure between the police intelligence department and police in Trabzon
The recent reshuffle in the police department will lead to an intensification of the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing to completely “uproot the PKK.”
New police chiefs have been assigned to 61 provinces across Turkey including İzmir, Adana and Konya, according to a decree published on Oct. 26 in the Official Gazette. The major reshuffle comes as part of sweeping state of emergency decrees just over three months after the failed July 15 military coup attempt.
Turkey’s Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) dismissed 66 more judges and prosecutors on Oct. 5 over their links to the movement of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamic preacher who is seen as the main suspect behind the July 15 coup attempt
The Council of Europe’s human rights body European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has reported its concern about increasing hate speech and violence against religious, sexual, and ethnic minority groups in Turkey
Ogün Samast, the assailant in the 2007 murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, gave testimony on Sept. 30 over newly-surfaced video footage showing him chatting with police officers at a police station after he was caught
The bar association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has received the eighth International Hrant Dink Award, presented on Sept. 22 in a ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Basri Aktepe, a former top officer of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was arrested on Sept. 7 in Ankara over having alleged links to Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamist preacher who is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding the bloody coup attempt of July 15
New footage showing the assailant in the 2007 murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink as he was chatting with police officers in a tea room of the police station where he was brought after being caught surfaced on Sept. 8, a day after nine-year-old other video images related to the crime were revealed
Footage published by a Turkish broadcaster appears to show that six former gendarmerie intelligence officers who are currently being tried over links to FETÖ were complicit in the 2007 assassination of journalist Hrant Dink
Turkey’s Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) dismissed 543 more judges and prosecutors on Sept. 1 over links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETÖ/PDY)
Two more suspects were arrested on Aug. 25 to stand trial in connection with the 2007 murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, a judicial source has said
The authorities fired more than 2,800 judges and prosecutors on Aug. 24 over links to the movement of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-based Islamic scholar who is seen as the main suspect behind the July 15 coup attempt
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