Today's Zaman, Turkey
Jan 4 2008

Legislators investigating Dink murder arrive in Ýstanbul

Members of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of the
assassination of ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink arrived in
Ýstanbul on Thursday to start probing allegations of police
negligence in Dink's murder.

The delegation will move on to the Black Sea port city of Trabzon,
where the murder seems to have been planned, after two days of
contacts in Ýstanbul.
Inspectors at the Interior Ministry had started an investigation into
police negligence after Dink's murder on Jan. 19, 2007. Many reports
have suggested that the police were tipped off about the planned
murder more than once prior to its execution. Another investigation
is also under way, headed by Parliament's Human Rights Committee.

The Dink investigation committee arriving in Ýstanbul is led by
Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy Mehmet Ocaktan. Other
members include the AK Party's Kazým Ataoðlu, the Republican People's
Party's (CHP) Çetin Soysal, the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP)
Þenol Bal and the Democratic Left Party's (DSP) Ayþe Jale Aðýrbaþ.
They are expected to arrive in Trabzon early on Saturday.


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