Militant group 'protests' placards used in Armenian-Turkish journalist's funeral
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Thousands of people marched in Dink's Funeral to protest his assassination, holding placards that read "We are all Armenian" and "We are Hrant Dink" in Turkish, Kurdish and Armenian.
Now a Turkish militant group, Turkish Revenge Brigade (Türk İntikam Tugayı), 'protested' these placards by placing a package, which was made to look like a bomb, to the wall of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM). The package was rendered ineffective by the Turkish security forces, who found a note inside the package. The note 'criticized' the placards used in Hrant Dink's funeral. It also asked Dink's assassin Ogün Samast and Yasin Hayal, who admitted to incite the assassin, to be freed. The note referred to these two criminals as "brothers".
There is not much information about the structure of the Turkish Revenge Brigade. It is speculated that this militant organization has ties to the Turkish mafia as well as the Turkish Deep State (derin devlet), an influential, violent, and informal anti-democratic coalition within the Turkish political system.
- "Two major political parties protest placards used in Armenian-Turkish journalist's funeral" — Wikinews, January 25, 2007
- "Murdered journalist Hrant Dink feared for safety: brother" — Wikinews, January 22, 2007
- "Suspected assassin of Turkish-Armenian journalist arrested" — Wikinews, January 21, 2007
- "Turkish-Armenian journalist killed in Turkey" — Wikinews, January 19, 2007
- "Meclis kapısına ’bırakın’ bombası ('Free him' bomb to the Assembly door)" — , January 25, 2007
- "Türk İntikam Tugayı" — , NA