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The Council of Europe (CoE) has demanded from Turkey to carry out the provisions of the decision which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had reached in 2010.

The CoE Committee of Ministers examined the execution of ECHR rulings, and it made a decision regarding Turkey, Gazete Duvar online newspaper of the country reported.

Accordingly, the relevant Turkish authorities are required to speed up the process of the trial into the murder of Istanbul Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, to carry out the provisions of the decision which the ECHR had reached in 2010, and to ensure results.

Hrant Dink, the founder and chief editor of Agos Armenian weekly of Istanbul, was gunned down on January 19, 2007, outside the then office of this newspaper.

In 2011, the perpetrator, Ogün Samast, was sentenced by a juvenile court to 22 years and ten months for the murder.

After long court proceedings and appeals, however, a new probe was ultimately launched into this murder case, and regarding numerous former and serving senior Turkish officials’ complicity in this assassination.

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