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Turkey: 1 remanded for 2007 murder of journalist

Former gendarmerie intelligence officer nabbed for links to murder of Hrant Dink

Haluk Satir   | 12.01.2021
Turkey: 1 remanded for 2007 murder of journalist

MANISA, Turkey

Turkish security forces remanded a former gendarmerie intelligence officer Tuesday, following a court ruling related to the 2007 killing of prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink.

Police teams found Okan Simsek in western Manisa province, according to a security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. An arrest warrant was issued for Simsek by Heavy Penal Court No.14 in Istanbul.

He was nabbed at an address in Yunusemre district and jailed after being referred to a courthouse, the source added.

Dink, then-editor-in-chief of the Armenian-Turkish daily Agos, was killed outside his office Jan. 19, 2007.

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