A Turkish court in Istanbul began on Monday the first open hearing of Turkish-Armenian journalist's assassination case.
This is the sixth hearing at the Istanbul Criminal Court regarding the case of assassination of Hrant Dink, the editor-in-chief of Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos.
Monday's hearing is the first one to be open to the press and other people who want to observe it. The former five sessions were closed to the press since suspect O.S. was a juvenile.
Nineteen suspects, eight of whom are in prison, are tried in the case.
Dink was shot dead outside the offices of his Agos newspaper in Istanbul in January, 2007. Police arrested the gunman and a suspected associate who was identified as Yasin Hayal.
The trial began in July 2007. Prosecutors have asked for a prison term of 18 years up to 24 years for Dink's assassin, and lifetime sentences for two key suspects, Erhan Tuncel and Yasin Hayal, for inciting to the murder.
Last Mod: 07 Temmuz 2008, 13:44