September 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 14, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Turkey had failed to protect the life of well-known Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, failed to adequately investigate his murder and infringed on his right of freedom of expression. Dink, former editor of the ...[read more]
July 25, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A Turkish court on Monday sentenced Ogun Samast for murdering Turkish-Armenian author Hrant Dink, journalist and former editor of the newspaper Agos, who was shot and killed in Istanbul in January 2007. Samast, a minor at the time of Dink's death and the primary suspect charged in Dink's murder, ...[read more]
September 14, 2010
by JURIST Staff
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Turkey failed to protect the life of well-known Turkish-Armenian writer and journalist Hrant Dink, failed to adequately investigate his murder and infringed on his right of freedom of expression. The court ordered Turkey to pay... ...[read more]
August 5, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Turkish court on Wednesday accepted an indictment against 52 individuals accused of planning to overthrow the country's ruling Justice Development Party (AKP). The individuals are accused of belonging to the country's secular Ergenekon group, which is suspected of involvement in bombings... ...[read more]
July 20, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
A Turkish court on Monday began the trial of two former generals and 54 others suspected of planning to overthrow the country's ruling Justice Development Party (AKP). Sener Eruygur, Hursit Tolon, and their co-defendants are accused of belonging to the country's secular Ergenekon group, whi... ...[read more]
March 10, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Turkish police on Tuesday arrested 56 people charged with plotting to overthrow the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), including two retired generals. They were arrested after the Istanbul prosecutor issued an indictment linking them to the Ergenekon group case. The group is allegedly ...[read more]
October 20, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The High Criminal Court in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday began the trial of 86 defendants accused of attempting to destabilize and overthrow the country's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The accused are said to belong to the secular Ergenekon group, believed responsible for bombing th... ...[read more]
July 14, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Turkish prosecutors indicted 86 alleged members of the secular Ergenekon group Monday for allegedly attempting to destabilize and overthrow the country's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The group is believed responsible for bombing the headquarters of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, assa... ...[read more]
July 7, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Turkish police Sunday arrested former generals Sener Eruygur and Hursit Tolon, accusing them of plotting to overthrow the country's current regime. The country's majority Islamic Justice Development Party (AKP) has alleged that the generals belong to secular extremist group Ergenekon, whic... ...[read more]
October 11, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
A court in Turkey Thursday convicted Arat Dink, editor of the Armenian newspaper Agos and son of the late Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, of violating Article 301 of the Turkish penal code, which bans insults against Turkish identity. Arat Dink's conviction stems from his decision to re-publis... ...[read more]

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