Hrant Dink Lawyer Found Dead In Istanbul

Hakan Karadak's friends gathered after hearing the incident.

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)–A lawyer representing the family of the assassinated Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was found dead in his home Friday in unclear circumstances.

The DPA news agency said Hakan Karadag was found hanging in his Istanbul home. It was not immediately clear if foul play is suspected. Police removed the lawyer’s body to conduct a forensic examination.

The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News quoted unnamed sources close to the Dink family as saying that Karadag most probably committed suicide. “However, as he was a lawyer working on the Dink murder case, the police are looking at the possibility that he might have been murdered, although it is only a slight possibility,” the source said.

Dink, who ran the Turkish-Armenian newspaper “Agos,” was murdered in an Istanbul street while on his way to work on January 19, 2007. The suspected shooter, Ogun Samast, accused of having ties to ultranationalist groups, is currently on trial for the crime. Dink’s relatives and friends have repeatedly accused Turkish law-enforcement authorities of not doing enough to identify and punish the masterminds of the shock assassination.

Samast reportedly made a threatening hand gesture to Karadag during a court hearing in his continuing trial. According to “Today’s Zaman,” the lawyer reported the incident to the presiding judge.

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11 Comments

  1. manooshag said:

    Hye,
    Israel Charney, renowned Holocaust and Genocide scholar has said that to deny the mass murder of Genocide is to

    “celebrate the deaths of the same victims and to intimate cynically that the doctrine of power which brought about their destruction is still in force, to be used when opportunity permits.”
    Manooshag

  2. AS said:

    This is the Turkish secret services at work yet again, the Armenian Genocide continues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Christo said:

    Maybe, the MIT will reveal that he had a secret lover, and it was a homocide.

  4. MihranK said:

    The dirty work of the Deep State once again. Nothing has changed in Turkey and nothing will change unless there is genuine democracy in Turkey.

    Let’s not kid ourselves by thinking we can do business with this murderous state.

  5. zohrab boyadjian said:

    this added genocide has dissapeared from the turkish newspapers it seems they are ashamed and dont want the world to know. yes this is turkish secret society continuing the killings

  6. john papazian said:

    What a suprise? I mean really,how skocking.They’ve been trying to cover thier tracks for just about a hundred years now you’ld think they would have gotten a little better at it by now.

  7. sebouh from australia said:

    I wish I could meet all those “Armenians”that supported ,and conned other Armenians to support, Obama, Bush,Clinton, these whores that support the country that supports this killing….so I could “yeresit tooknem”….tewwwwwww!!!!!!!

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