Our hearts ache. Turkish State seems to have no progress in Hrant Dink murder investigation…

4th year Commemoration photos here.  State officials’ involvement in murder allegations abound.

Dink Family Demand New Investigation
They submitted a petition to the prosecution and requested to investigate 28 officers from the Police and Gendarmerie in Trabzon and Istanbul.

No One Is Hrant Dink: 96 Years of Solitude and 4 Years of the Same
Asbarez Armenian News
BY KHATCHIG MOURADIAN Four years after Armenian journalist Hrant Dink’s assassination on a street in Istanbul, I still have not reconciled myself with the

Trial of Dink?s Murderers Drags Into Fourth Year. In Fifth, They Will Be Released.

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

The tragedy of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink?s assassination has been compounded by years of destruction of evidence and foot-dragging by police and other officials, some of whom appear to be culpable in the crime. (for more information and a timeline, click here, or look under the category ?Armenians?; I have been following this assassination in some detail from the beginning on this blog.)  And now it seems that the murderers might go free next year under the new law that limits arrest periods to five years if the suspects are not convicted.

Events in commemoration of Hrant Dink to be held in Turkey | Armenia News – NEWS.am

1915 and the unsolved Hrant Dink murder

When big crimes are committed in a country a new order is also established. Either you confront this crime or it will affect everything you do. After 1915, a new order was established in Turkey.

Criminal oversight, collective murder

Today at 3 p.m. a large crowd called ?Hrant?s Friends? will gather again in front of the building where Agos, an Armenian-Turkish newspaper Hrant Dink founded and published, is located. They will commemorate him and keep his burning flame for the truth alive.

Why was Hrant killed if there is no racism?

by Nagehan Alçı
The thing that I have been doing since 2008 is the same. I take my article about Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was killed in a racist attack, and send it to my newspaper for republishing.

Never forget 19-01-07

Today, Jan. 19, 2011, family and friends of Hrant Dink will gather again at the place where he was killed four years ago. It has become a ritual that revitalizes the anger and the sadness many still feel on this day. But it?s also the right moment to show the determination not to give up in the fight for justice.

Justice still not served in Dink case

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink by an ultranationalist youth in 2007, which led to a big uproar in Turkey and abroad. Despite the time that has elapsed since the murder, Turkey has failed to bring the masterminds of the attack before the judiciary, a situation which deeply hurts the people?s confidence in the judiciary and tarnishes Turkey?s image.

Concerns about Truth behind Dink Murder Persist

from Bianet :: English
On the fourth anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink, thousands of people are expected to gather in several cities all over the country to commemorate the Turkish-Armenian journalist. In Istanbul, people will gather in front of the Agos newspaper where Dink was killed.

Ergenekon leader, Dink murder cover-up official in same photo
Today’s Zaman
Veli Küçük, the chief suspect in the ongoing trial of Ergenekon in which the suspects are accused of plotting to overthrow the government, and Col

La maison d?enfance de Hrant Dink à Malatya (4 ans déjà depuis son assassinat)

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

Pour l?anniversaire de l?assassinat du journaliste arménien Hrant Dink, voici  un billet que j?avais mis en ligne il y a quelque temps, sur les lieux où il avait vécu ses premières années à Malatya. C?est le moment aussi de rappeler que malgré le temps écoulé, sa famille, ses amis et tous ceux qui le soutiennent attendent toujours que la justice fasse la  lumière sur cet assassinat et sur ses commanditaires.

Former police informant links murders of Dink, Santoro

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Erhan Tuncel, a former police informant and suspect in the murder case of Hrant Dink, has claimed a cop is the link between the murders of Dink and Father Andrea Santoro.

Silicosis sufferers will suffer from new bill, workers tell Turkish president

from Hurriyet Dailynews
President Gül met Monday with denim-industry employees fighting against a law draft that could reduce the benefits given to workers suffering form silicosis.

“No Microphone for Defence in Kurdish”

from Bianet :: English
Also the 17th hearing of the KCK case was jammed on the court’s refusal to permit a defence in Kurdish. Defence lawyers Beştaş and Aktar argued that the court’s resistance to the Kurdish language became a meaningless trig. They demand the release of the defendants.

PM Erdoğan Brings Writer Altan to Trial

from Bianet :: English
After PM Erdoğan launched court cases against author Ataol Behramoğlu, journalist Oktay Ekşi and members of the Beyoğlu Troupe of Actors, he now also pressed a heavy compensation claim against journalist Ahmet Altan from Taraf newspaper.

Turkey resumes trial of Kurdish political leaders amid unrest | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 13.01.2011

?Turkish Hizbollah? men freed under new law

The National (UAE) Jan 7, 2011

Thomas Seibert, Istanbul

Three men regarded as dangerous Islamist extremists in Turkey walked out of prison earlier this week, benefitting from a controversial new law.

The release of the militants, whose group was notorious for tying up their victims and torturing them before killing them, has triggered fears that the men may re-group and strike again.

Haci Inan, Edip Gumus and Cemal Tutar, charged with being leading members of the Turkish Hizbollah, a radical Sunni group that has no relation with the Shiite Hizbollah organisation in Lebanon, were set free in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir and in Istanbul, together with 15 other members of the group. Hizbollah has been blamed for nearly 50 deaths.

New KCK hearing sparks clashes in Southeast Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews
A group protesting a trial into the alleged urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, clashed with police in southeastern Turkey, broadcaster Habertürk reported Thursday.

The Lawgiver and Hizbullah

by Ergun Babahan
It is said that around 70,000 people filed complaints at Turkey?s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) over the ?Magnificent Century,? a historical drama that is being criticized for depicting Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent drinking alcohol and seducing women.

Turkish Hizbullah leaders go missing after release from jail

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Three convicted leaders of the illegal organization Hizbullah who were released from jail under a new law regulating arrest periods have gone missing.

Retired Col. Doğan: No one can hold me responsible for JİTEM
Today’s Zaman
Arif Doğan was taken in a wheelchair to the courthouse where the Ergenekon trial is being held. Retired Col. Arif Doğan, the prime suspect in the trial of

Turkish Hizbullah is (allegedly) a Creation of the Turkish Military

from İstanbul Altı by Asher

Just a quick thing that I?ve found through Facebook that should absolutely, positively, get into your heads first thing tomorrow morning. A military bro just admitted to inventing and creating Turkish Hizbullah:

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