Malatya murder suspects make final appeals

Malatya murder suspects make final appeals
Four of five suspects on trial for murdering three Christians in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Malatya have all named the fifth suspect as the sole killer. It was no surprise when the four men, now in their late 20s, made their final defence appeals in court last week, each facing . . . Read More

Turkey moves Malatya murder trial court

In still another delay in a years-long trial over the 2007 murders of three Christians in southeast Turkey, the Zirve Publishing House trial is to be moved away from the place where the murders happened, Malatya, to another province. The pending court transfer stems from a legislative amendment which has . . . Read More

Malatya murders fault of Turkish ultranationalists

Defendants at the 95th hearing over the murder of three Christians in Malatya, eastern Turkey told the Malatya High Criminal Court on 18 Aug. that a “parallel structure”, an ultranationalist cabal of retired generals, politicians, journalists and mafia members were responsible for the deaths. Prosecution lawyer Erdal Dogan said the . . . Read More

Turkish military linked to Christian murders

Turkish military linked to Christian murders
Nearly six years into the court trial over the murder of three Christians in southeastern Turkey, documents have emerged confirming that secret military units were involved in those assassinations and others. Malatya’s 3rd Criminal Court is forcing prosecutors and the military to turn over previously secret documents, throwing light on . . . Read More