A scandal is brewing in Turkey around judicial proceedings against a group of men accused of murdering Hrant Dink, a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist. Interior Ministry bureaucrats are being assailed for acting above the law, and the government in general is facing criticism for not doing enough to pursue allegations of official misconduct.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking this January on the third anniversary of Dink’s murder on a busy Istanbul street, summarized the conundrum that officials are wrestling with: "We caught the hitmen within 32 hours, but we still haven't been able to throw light on who was behind them."
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Nicolas Birch specializes in Turkey, Iran and the Middle East.