Anadolu Ajansı, Turkey
Jan 7 2014

Two suspects arrested in Dink murder case

07 January 2014 19:14 (Last updated 07 January 2014 19:20)


The judges decided on the arrest of Hayal and Yavuz after they failed
to appear before the court
TRABZON

Two suspects in the murder case of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant
Dink were arrested on Tuesday in the northwestern province of Trabzon.

The judges decided to arrest Osman Hayal and Zeynel Abidin Yavuz when
they failed to appear before the court.

Dink was the editor-in-chief of still-running weekly Agos and was
considered one of the most prominent Armenian voices in Turkey.

The case on Dink's murder in 2007 has been reopened after the court's
ruling was overturned by the Court of Appeals, which called for the
retrial of 18 defendants.

Suspect Osman Hayal's arrest followed shortly after Yavuz was detained
by Trabzon gendarmerie forces Tuesday afternoon and taken to
courthouse.

Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in January 2007 by
Ogun Samast, who claimed that Dinkinsulted "Turkishness".

Samast, who was 17 at the time of the killing, was sentenced to 23
years in prison in 2011.