An Istanbul prosecutor has unearthed files which show that Trabzon police intelligence had known about Ogun Samast, the hitman who killed Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, before the incident took place.
Over 1,000-pages of Documents Released Following Grassroots Pressure from ANCA and Public Calls by Watchdog Groups
Azerbaijan on Wednesday deported two activists from Amnesty International in a move the advocacy group denounced as an “attack on freedom of expression” in the lead-up to parliamentary elections.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russian incursions into Turkish air space, has warned Russia there are other places Turkey could get natural gas and other countries that could build its first nuclear plant, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Five former police officers recently detained on the charge of “negligence on public duty” have been released, and four others under arrest have been cleared of charges related to the murder case of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
Images and videos surfaced this past weekend that appeared to show an armored police vehicle dragging the body of a Kurdish man tied by the neck to the back of the vehicle.
A top Turkish army general reportedly voiced support for Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and promised continued assistance to the Azerbaijani military during a visit to Baku that ended on Tuesday.
Russia will not be building a new radar station on the site of an existing station in Azerbaijan’s Gabala, as it doesn’t consider it reasonable to build such systems abroad, RIA Novosti reports.
Recent clashes between the Turkish police forces and Kurds in the Sur administrative district of Diyarbakir (historic Tigranakert) have caused damage to the historic monuments of the city.
Istanbul City Hall will pay 111,850,000 Turkish liras (about $37,280,000) to the Surp Agop Armenian Hospital Foundation for a 4,474 square kilometer area belonging to the Armenian cemetery in Istanbul that had been previously seized from the foundation and not returned, Ermenihaber.am reports.