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Turkey’s Constitutional Court rejected the lawsuit filed by Hrant Dink’s lawyers who previously appealed to the court asking for an effective investigation against the state officials involved in the case.

In 2016, the family of the journalist appealed to the Constitutional Court against the verdict of non-prosecution given for 24 people including defendants of the Ergenekon case retired Brigadier Veli Küçük, Kemal Kerinçsiz, former Vice Governor of İstanbul Ergun Güngör and retired National Intelligence Organization (MİT) official Özel Yılmaz, Bianet reported.

The application of the family has been rejected on the ground that legal remedies have not been exhausted. The lawyers plan to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

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

 

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