EX-TURKISH POLICE CHIEF DETAINED OVER ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE IN ARMENIAN JOURNALIST'S KILLING

Daily Journal
Feb 26 2015

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a former police
intelligence chief has been detained as part of an investigation
into negligence by officials in the 2007 murder of an ethnic Armenian
journalist.

Anadolu Agency says Ramazan Akyurek was detained Thursday in Ankara
for the death of Hrant Dink.

Dink was gunned down outside his Agos newspaper by a nationalist
teenage gunman who was convicted in 2011. The trial, however, failed
to shed light on alleged official negligence or even collusion.

Akyurek's detention follows a court ruling in June that reopened a
negligence probe.

Akyurek was among hundreds of police removed from their posts amid
a purge of officers believed to be linked to a movement led by a
U.S.-based Islamic cleric, which is accused of orchestrating corruption
allegations targeting officials.

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