Tag Archives: Murder

Arrest Made in Samatya Attacks

In January, Amnesty expressed concern that Turkish authorities had dismissed the possibility of racial motivation prematurely in a string of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.  It called on “Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial … Continue reading

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Update on attacks on Armenians in Istanbul

With the crimes still under investigation by Turkish authorities and little coverage in either the mainstream Turkish press or Western media, information on a series of attacks on Armenians in Istanbul is still extremely limited.   A good, basic summary in … Continue reading

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Who Murdered Sakine Cansız?

Reposted from Amnesty International – USA’s blog, Human Rights Now: On the night of January 9, three women were murdered in the offices of the Kurdistan Information Office in Paris.   According to press accounts, the three were killed execution style, … Continue reading

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A Murder in Paris

On the night of January 9,  the bodies of Sakine Cansiz and two of her associates were found, murdered, at the “Kurdistan Information Office” in Paris.  The murders come at a crucial time; Turkey and the PKK (or Kurdish Workers’ … Continue reading

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