12/20/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The attorney for Hrant Dink’s family, Hakan Bakırcıoğlu, appeared to express frustration following Thursday’s court case at Istanbul’s 14th Heavy Penal Court. He stated that the court gave insufficient time for statements of the defense.
This was the 113th hearing in a lawsuit filed against public officials regarding the assassination of Agos Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Hrant Dink in 2007. Dink was an Armenian who spoke out regarding the genocide. It is widely believed that his assassination was done with the knowledge and implicit approval of Turkish authorities. Since then, there have been multiple court proceedings in an attempt to gain justice following his murder. The nature of how these proceedings have progressed seem to give credence to the idea that there was some type of government knowledge or possibly involvement of Dink’s assassination before the event occurred.