Related documents hrant_dink_davasinda_yargi_i_s_in_sonunu_getirmeli-2.pdfPDF – 195.2 KB Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia This week saw the eighth anniversary of Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink’s murder, while the trial of his accused killers continues today in Istanbul. Reporters Without Borders hails the recent progress in the judicial investigation and urges the authorities to press on to the end without letting politics influence the outcome. Türkçe / Read in TurkishThe founder and editor of the weekly Agos and a leading civil society figure, Hrant Dink was gunned down in broad daylight in central Istanbul on 19 January 2007. A tireless campaigner for democratization and for reconciliation between Turks and Armenians, he was the victim of a media and judicial lynching in the run-up to his murder.His death was a turning point for Turkish society, which began to ignore the taboo about discussing the Armenian genocide and to debate the fate of Turkey’s minorities more freely. Will light finally be shed on a crime whose shock waves are still being felt eight years later?At the end of a half-hearted trial concerned above all with protecting the state, a court ruled in January 2012 that Ogün Samast, the ultra-nationalist youth from the northeastern city of Trabzon who shot Dink, did so at the behest of a single instigator, Yasin Hayal.The Court of Cassation overturned this ruling in May 2013, opening the way for a more thorough investigation into the suspected instigators and those within the state who are suspected of being accomplices or providing protection. More than a year went by before the judges in charge of the case acted on this ruling, but the judicial investigation is finally making progress.“Now that the judicial system has at last removed its blinkers after a very long wait, the testimony of police and intelligence officers is starting to shed light on the organized nature of Dink’s murder and the involvement of state officials, something that was obvious from the start,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“It remains to be seen whether it is not too late to shed light on all aspects of this murder or whether the case will again be manipulated for political ends. Time is running out if justice is to be rendered to Hrant Dink.”Prolonged injusticeInvestigative journalists such as Nedim Sener, Kemal Göktas and Adem Yavuz Arslan had revealed that members of the police and gendarmerie in Istanbul and Trabzon and members of the MIT intelligence agency received information about the plan to kill Dink and did nothing to prevent it.The European Court of Human Rights reached a similar conclusion and issued a ruling against Turkey in 2010. And after examining the case, the offices of the president and prime minister also criticized the police and intelligence services.Nonetheless, the Turkish judges responsible for the various aspects of the case continued for a long time to refuse to take account of these facts. Obstructive manoeuvres by the police and state agencies, combined with judicial foot-dragging, contributed to the fiasco of the first trial and its verdicts, which Reporters Without Borders condemned as “outrageous.”What little progress was made at that time was due to the tireless efforts of the Dink family’s lawyers, who conducted investigative work that the investigating judges refused to do. It was therefore with great relief that Reporters Without Borders hailed the Court of Cassation decision recognizing that Dink’s murder was a “criminal enterprise” and not just the work of a small group of fanatics. A first step, the organization hopes, towards a thorough examination of the terrorist dimension of this crime.The appeal trial opened in September 2013 but it was not until the end of October 2014 that the court decided to incorporate the Court of Cassation’s findings. Since then, it has been accepted that the police and intelligence services had a role in the murder.Police finally treated as suspectsMost of the various components of the case were then merged into one – an indispensible step for a better understanding. Until then, they had been handled by different courts, which helped complicate the case unnecessarily and led to delays, a lack of cooperation between judges and overall lack of effectiveness. When Reporters Without Borders visited Trabzon in September 2013, it pointed out that it was much harder for the city’s judges to question the behaviour of the local police because of the close relations within the provincial elite.The main investigations into the Istanbul and Trabzon police were finally merged on 7 November 2014. The case of the hit-man, Ogün Samast, who was 17 at the time of the shooting and who was originally tried before a court for minors, was also attached to the main case. Sentenced to 23 years in prison on a charge pre-meditated homicide in 2012, Samast is now additionally charged with “membership of a criminal organization.”The Istanbul prosecutor-general for terrorism and organized crime has been questioning nine senior police and intelligence officials as suspects since November 2014. They include former Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah, former Istanbul deputy prefect Ergün Güngör, former Istanbul police intelligence directors Ahmet Ilhan Güler and Ali Fuat Yilmazer, and the former head of the intelligence department of the General Directorate for Security, Ramazan Akyürek.As a result of the initial hearings, two Trabzon police officers, Muhittin Zenit and Özkan Mumcu, were placed in pre-trial detention on 13 January on charges of negligence and abuse of authority for doing nothing to prevent Dink’s murder. Phone calls reportedly established that Zenit had been told of the murder plans.Ercan Demir, who was recently appointed police chief of the southeastern district of Cizre and who was working in Trabzon police intelligence at the time of the murder, was also arrested on 19 January.CautionNonetheless, problems remain. The case of Retired Colonel Ali Öz, who headed the Trabzon gendarmerie at the time and who is being tried before a Trabzon court on a negligence charge, has yet to be combined with the main Istanbul trial. No progress has been registered in this aspect of the case for the past three years, despite repeated requests by the Dink family’s lawyers pending a Court of Cassation decision. The recent sudden progress in the case has come at a time of extreme tension in Turkey. The judicial system has emerged as one of the chief bones of contention in the rivalry between the government and its former allies in the Gülen Movement, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now regards as public enemy No. 1.A major anti-corruption investigation targeting senior government officials that was launched last December was regarded by the government as a Gülen Movement “conspiracy.” The investigation was suppressed and hundreds of police officers, inspectors, judges and prosecutors have been fired in the past few months.These purges have made it possible to question the police, but they do not necessarily make it more likely that the truth will emerge. In fact, the government could again exploit the trial of Dink’s killers for political ends, as it did already in its battle with former officials who espouse the secularist views of the Turkish Republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. 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Liverpool won 18 of their 19 home league games in the campaign, the only blemish being the 1-1 draw with Burnley this month. They moved onto 96 points, one shy of the club record they set when finishing runners-up last season.Defeat left Chelsea with 63 points, needing one more from their final game against Wolverhampton Wanderers to guarantee a place in next season’s Champions League after slipping to fourth earlier on Wednesday when Manchester United drew 1-1 with West Ham United.”We’ve waited so long to finally deliver this for the fans. This has been such a special season for us, this is the one everyone wanted,” said Alexander-Arnold afterwards as the team lifted the trophy after a 30-year wait.Liverpool pinned back their visitors for the much of the first half and got their celebrations underway early when Keita stole the ball from Willian to run in on goal and unleash a thunderous shot for a 23rd-minute lead. Champions Liverpool geared up to lift the Premier League trophy with a 5-3 win over Chelsea in a goal feast at Anfield on Wednesday to ensure they went an entire league season unbeaten at home.Naby Keita opened the scoring with a thunderous effort, Trent Alexander-Arnold made it 2-0 with a curling free kick and they added another through Georginio Wijnaldum’s half-volley from close range, before Olivier Giroud pulled one back on the stroke of halftime.Roberto Firmino restored the three-goal advantage in the 55th minute but Chelsea scored through Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic to threaten a dramatic comeback before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put the result beyond doubt. Topics : A contentious free kick awarded against Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic allowed Alexander-Arnold to enhance his reputation as a set-piece specialist with a curling effort that caught out Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.The 38th-minute goal was soon followed by a third as Chelsea failed to clear a corner and Wijnaldum snapped up a loose ball, burying it on the half-volley from close range.Rare forayA rare Chelsea foray forward allowed them the last say before the break as Marcos Alonso flicked on for Willian to attempt a snap effort that Liverpool keeper Alisson saved with one hand.Giroud, however, was quickest to follow up and slide the ball into the net.Liverpool were quickly back in command after the break as Firmino made it 4-1 by heading in a perfect cross from Alexander-Arnold for his first league goal at Anfield this season.Substitute Pulisic made an instant impact for Chelsea, however, as his mazy dribbling set up Abraham for the London club’s second in the 61st minute.The United States international grabbed one of his own 12 minutes later, bringing the ball down on his chest with his back to goal before turning and thumping it home.”I felt like we were then going to get back into the game but it was not to be,” said Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.”There were lot of good things about us with our spirit and resilience.”Chelsea’s hopes effectively ended when Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool’s fifth in the 84th minute, as he finished off a rapid counter-attack.”It’s so difficult to win it, but it’s been an amazing season. We know how much it means to everybody,” said Liverpool’s James Milner
Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited and NKT have signed a final binding agreement for the delivery and installation of export cable systems on the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm.The scope of works includes the manufacture and delivery of approximately 175 kilometres of 220 kV AC offshore export cables, which will be installed by the NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel, and burial of the cables.The cable installation is expected to start in 2020. The contract is valued at around EUR 150 million.The Moray East wind farm will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines installed in the Outer Moray Firth off the north-east coast of Scotland. The wind farm is scheduled to be fully commissioned by 2021.Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited is owned by EDP Renováveis S.A., ENGIE, and Diamond Generating Europe Ltd.
Manchester, In. — One arrest has been made in a fatal shooting in the Aurora area Friday night.A report from the Indiana State police says two people reported shot in the 9300 block of State Road 48 in Dearborn County at 7:11 p.m. When police arrived a deceased female was found outside the home and a male was found inside suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a Cincinnati area hospital with life threatening injuries.Early Saturday morning, police apprehended Terry Storey, 55, who lives just west of the scene of the shooting. Storey was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, resisting law enforcement and battery on a police officer.This is an ongoing investigation.
The search is on to find England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year – the unsung heroes who give up their time to inspire others to take up and enjoy golf. The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is seeking nominations for its annual awards, which celebrate the golf volunteers who support new and emerging players. The winners will be volunteers who contribute within golf clubs, schools, county golf partnerships, training schemes and many other programmes. To put forward a volunteer visit www.golfvolunteers.org and complete the easy-to-follow nomination form. The closing date is 13th December 2013. The awards will be presented at a national conference next spring. There are seven different volunteer award categories which take in age groups, volunteer coaching, those involved in club and county development, and lifetime achievers. Previous winners include • Kevin Whalley of Hertfordshire, who has been profoundly deaf from birth and has made a tremendous contribution to deaf golf, both in England and around the world. • Jim Pocknell of Kent, who went on to carry the Olympic flame for golf • Charlotte Stanton of Staffordshire (pictured) who has helped encourage a massive growth in student golf and now works as the Middlesex County Development Officer • Bev Dodd of Lancashire, a volunteer coach who is passionate about the game Phil Beard, the EGP’s Volunteer Manager, said: “Golf’s volunteers willingly give up their time and work tirelessly to help players of all ages to get the most out of the game. This is our chance to recognise and thank them for all they do.” The award categories are: Young Golf Volunteer of the year under18 Golf Volunteer of the year 18 – 25 Golf Volunteer Coach of the year Club Development Golf Club volunteer of the year County Development Golf County volunteer of the year Services to golf / life time achievement (male) Services to golf / life time achievement (female) For more information and to make a nomination visit www.golfvolunteers.org 10 Sep 2013 Search starts for England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year
Image Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement 6ymp1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E37( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8bmwjWould you ever consider trying this?😱8o5lCan your students do this? 🌚cfv1Roller skating! Powered by Firework There has been alot of ups and downs for Team India in the past few series. From a stunning comeback against Australia in the ODI series, to whitewashing New Zealand 5-0 in T20, followed by the Kiwis avenging a 3-0 win in the last ODI. However, one player that has missed almost all of this action is Rishabh Pant. Getting concussion in the first Aussie ODI and letting KL Rahul discover his keeping talent, the youngster has been absent in the subsequent matches. Input comes from Pant’s IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, as co-owner Parth Jindal expresses his dissent over the topic.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIPant suffered a concussion in the first match of the Australia ODI series in January. He had to be subbed out as KL Rahul wore the gloves in the second innings. While Team India finally found a strong keeper behind the stumps after MS Dhoni’s hiatus and Pant’s flimsy performance, Parth Jindal is disappointed at BCCI on not seeing his DC superstar in the starting eleven.On his official Twitter handle, the franchise owner expressed his strife, and also suggested the team management to play Pant for the India A team: “And why carry @RishabhPant17 only for him to warm the bench? Surely he would have benefited from paying against New Zealand A or domestic cricket? To see a player as talented as him not play the 5th T20 and now the 3rd ODI makes no sense #Xfactor”Advertisement Other than ODIs, Pant’s last T20 match was in the Sri Lanka series in January, where Pant only made a single appearance in the second match, scoring only a single run.However, its unlikely that Pant will see his return to the Men in Blue squad with the gloves on, as Rahul’s stunning performance behind the wicket has solidified his position as India’s first choice keeper.Jindal’s demur on the team selection didn’t stop at Pant. He carried on about another newcomer to his franchise, Ravichandran Ashwin. The veteran Test all rounder made his last limited overs appearance back in 2017, and since has been dropped from India’s white ball series. He tweeted: “Don’t know why @ashwinravi99 is not in this team! There seems to be an aversion to wicket takers! After white washing the kiwis in T20’s the Kiwis showing India that the semi final victory in the World Cup was no fluke. India needs wicket takers and players with X factor”Also read-Upper glove? : Is KL Rahul a better wicketkeeper than Rishabh Pant? Why it’s time for Indian Cricket to move on from MS Dhoni Advertisement