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Turkey Arrests Another Former Intelligence Officer in Hrant Dink Murder Case

Turkish security forces arrested another former gendarmerie intelligence officer on Tuesday, following a court ruling related to the killing of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.

Police officers found Okan Simsek in western Manisa province, Anadolu Agency reported, citing a security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. An arrest warrant was issued for Simsek by Heavy Penal Court No.14 in Istanbul.

He was nabbed at an address in Yunusemre district and jailed after being referred to a courthouse, the source added.

Earlier last week, the Istanbul court ordered the arrest of two former gendarmerie intelligence officers – Volkan Sahin and Veysal Sahin – in the same case.

Dink, then editor-in-chief of the Armenian daily Agos, was shot dead outside his office on January 19, 2007, reports.

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