BISHKEK — Kyrgyz authorities have arrested a Turkish citizen suspected of involvement in the assassination of of Istanbul-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.

Dink, founder and editor of Agos newspaper, was killed at the entrance of his office on January 19, 2007 by Ogun Samast.

Samast, a minor at the time, was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison. At least 19 people were named in the case.

During the operation against illegal migration, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs received information about the use of false documents by a Turkish citizen. Thus, on February 26, 2022, as a result of special operations, a Turkish citizen born in 1984, was detained in the capital with a fake passport and a driver’s license.

During the investigation, it was found out that the detained foreign citizen is wanted by the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Turkey. He is wanted in Istanbul on charges of involvement in the assassination of journalist Hrant Dink, as well as a number of other serious crimes, including involvement in organized crime.

A criminal case has been initiated on the fact under articles 378 (Illegal crossing of the state border) and 379 (Forgery of documents) of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

On February 28, by the decision of the Pervomaisky District Court of Bishkek the man was taken into custody for two months.

1 comment
  1. The theatre of Hop in Hop off in the Turkish court system still is well alive. Turkish judges and political players singing a Turkish melody for European Union, and yet the only person who is not charged, is Rajeb Oghlu himself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Armenia to Establish Consulate General in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

YEREVAN — Armenia will establish a Consulate General in Erbil, Capital of…

Azerbaijani Rocket Attacks Destroy Historic Ghazanchetsots Church in Shushi

STEPANAKERT — Nagorno-Karabakh towns again came under rocket fire on Thursday as…

ACA-PAC Endorses Joe Baghdadlian for Pasadena City Council

PASADENA – After discussing several key issues affecting the City of Pasadena,…

Armenian Regulator Cuts Electricity Prices

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Utility regulators cut the prices of electricity in Armenia…