ANKARA (Combined Sources)–A Representative of the Democratic Society Party (DTP) representing the Diarbakir region of Turkey addressed the Turkish parliament Tuesday saying that the details of Hrant Dink’s murder were being hidden from the Turkish People.
The pro-Kurdish DTP representative Akin Birdal, himself a victim of an assassination attempt, complained that Dink’s murder, whose first anniversary will be marked Saturday, was being covered up.
“Dink thought that doves would not be killed in this country,” said Birdal. “Have you ever put yourselves in the position of an Armenian, a Greek, a Jew? Have you ever been able to understand what they feel?” Commented Birdal.
He argued that Dink’s murder was a result of Turkey’s continued oppression of its minorities and lack of respect for dissenting voices.
In response to Birdal’s statemen’s, which were not part of the parliamentary agenda, Turkish Interior Minister Beshir Atala claimed that all aspects of the Dink murder case had been made public by the governmentelemen’s of the Dink murder have been made public.
“No aspect of the case will remain in the ‘dark,’” claimed Atala, whose rhetoric was an obvious effort to further the cover-up.