Court gets phone records
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsAn Istanbul court finally received the phone records requested from Turkey’s Telecommunications Directorate (TİB) yesterday in the case of Hrant Dink, a Turkish journalist of Armenian origin assassinated in 2007.
The TİB had initially refused to comply with the court’s request, claiming the demand would amount to a “violation of privacy.” In recent months, the TİB had continued dragging its feet by advancing other objections to the request to release the phone records relevant to the case.
The TİB finally agreed to the court’s request and sent the records last week.
Dink was the chief editor for weekly Agos, a paper published in both Turkish and Armenian. He was shot in front of his office in January 2007. Gunman Ogün Samast was sentenced to 22 years in prison last month for the murder.