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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

SECRECY IN THE INVESTIGATION OF ATTACKS ON ARMENIAN WOMEN

Today's Zaman, Turkey
March 12 2013

ORHAN KEMAL CENGÄ°Z

We all sighed a huge relief when we heard that Murat Nazaryan, who is
suspected of murdering one and attacking many elderly Armenian women
in the Samatya district of Ä°stanbul, had been arrested. Nazaryan is a
Turkish citizen of Armenian descent. This has of course, in the eyes
of many, eliminated the much-feared possibility that these murders
and attacks against Armenian women in Ä°stanbul had been committed
out of hatred.

The police came out with quite a convincing explanation as to how
and why they arrested the suspect. They looked at all the records of
video surveillance cameras in the region and saw Nazaryan stalking
some elder Armenian women. In addition to this, police reported that
there was a perfect match between the DNA samples collected from the
crime scene where one of the victims was killed and Nazaryan's own.

There were however, some questions that were left unanswered:
Nazaryan may be the attacker, but is it possible that there are other
attackers? How did police all of a sudden become so sure that Nazaryan
committed all these attacks and murders on his own? In this vein,
I found what Rober KoptaÅ~_, the editor-in-chief of the Armenian
daily Agos, said to be quite interesting:

"I'm not one of those who are highly skeptical about [Nazaryan]. I
researched his story and found out that he didn't have a good
childhood and has some psychological problems. ... He also apparently
confessed. I don't think police would try to force a confession in a
case that has drawn so much public attention. ... But is there anyone
behind the attacks? This is something that needs to be investigated
and answered. We haven't been able to see the evidence or [Nazaryan's]
statement due to the decision to keep them confidential. We'll see what
will happen and what will be revealed during the court proceedings."

The Human Rights Association's (Ä°HD) Eren Keskin recently visited
Nazaryan in prison, and also has concerns over what she says is
a strange decision to keep the file closed to the public. Keskin
told the Independent Communication Network (Bianet) that she "does
not understand why there is secrecy over the file nor what the
authorities want to hide from the public." She indicated that file's
confidentiality should be lifted.

I absolutely agree with Ms. Keskin. These murders and attacks have
caused much concern in the public and everyone has the right to learn
of any development in the case. If there is such a simple explanation
for these attacks and murders, namely one frantic former criminal who
attacked all these women to rob them, why on earth did the prosecutor
decide to put a stamp of "confidential" on the file?

In any case, the decision to do so is extremely problematic. If
this is not an "organized" or "terrorist" crime, what on earth is
this decision of secrecy aiming to protect? In terrorist crimes,
for example, the state wishes to protect witnesses or conceal some
information from the members of the organization who have yet to be
caught. Is there any witness who needs to be protected, or are there
some accomplices in the crime who the prosecutor wants to keep from
learning further about the case? Or, is this simply a precaution to
prevent public involvement in the case -- to prevent people from
asking pressing questions about the quality and the depth of the
investigation and prosecution?

I do not know the answers yet, and we will most probably not be able
to find out any more until this extremely suspicious decision to make
the file secret is lifted.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

My first thought was the same that the suspect was mentally challenged.

Turkey kills two birds with one stone accusing Armenian of attacks – expert

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March 16, 2013 - 13:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Murat Nazaryan, a Turkish citizen of Armenian origin suspected of attacking elderly Armenian women in Istanbul was used by Ankara to gain its own ends, an expert said.
“Turkey killed two birds with on stone, finding the suspect and an Armenian, at that,” Andranik Ispiryan.
“The judicial opinion based on probe results reveals contradictory statements of the accused, suggesting he’s not certain and doesn’t remember whether he was involved in the attacks. The weak psyche of the accused might prompt Turkey to force him into those actions.”
Despite Turkish media’s citing theft as the motive for the attacks, none of the women were robbed, with a bag of money and pension sum found in the apartments of the two assault victims, the expert said.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Yeah right!!
They arrest another crazy homeless Armenian for the murder of an American tourist.
Please note where it all happened, in the so called fictitious province of hatay, a suburb of Musa Ler.
Homeless? He probably lives in a palace stolen from the Armenians.

http://www.globalpos...-tourist-murder

17, 2013 09:45
Turkey police arrest homeless man over US tourist murder

What do you think?
Police in Turkey on Sunday said they had arrested a homeless man wanted on suspicion of murdering a 33-year-old American tourist in Istanbul last month.
Mother-of-two Sarai Sierra was found bludgeoned to death near Istanbul's ancient city walls on February 2 -- ten days after her family said they lost contact with the lone tourist.
"The suspect, Ziya T, wanted for the murder of the American citizen Sarai Sierra was arrested today, Sunday, in Reyhanli," read a statement from the Hatay authorities in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Syria.
Special police squads have been searching for weeks for the suspect, who had been on the move since the discovery of the woman's battered body. The man, who has been described as "unstable", will be taken to Istanbul for questioning.
After quizzing several people, Turkish police made Ziya T their main suspect on the basis of DNA tests, which, they allege, show that traces of blood found on the victim's shirt could belong to the suspect.
Sierra's family alerted the authorities to her disappearance after she failed to return home to New York from her holiday as planned on January 21.
ba/ros/ks/mfp
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Below we see another fiction that the perpetrator was a crazy Armenian.
Note. Neither Murat not Nazar are genuine Armenian names. Let’s try this again. Is his name Armen Armenyan? Or is it mehmet talaat-ian/osman-ian?

84-Year-Old Armenian Woman Brutally Murdered in Istanbul
March 16, 2013 - 13:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Murat Nazaryan, a Turkish citizen of Armenian origin suspected of attacking elderly Armenian women in Istanbul was used by Ankara to gain its own ends, an expert said.
“Turkey killed two birds with on stone, finding the suspect and an Armenian, at that,” Andranik Ispiryan.
“The judicial opinion based on probe results reveals contradictory statements of the accused, suggesting he’s not certain and doesn’t remember whether he was involved in the attacks. The weak psyche of the accused might prompt Turkey to force him into those actions.”
Despite Turkish media’s citing theft as the motive for the attacks, none of the women were robbed, with a bag of money and pension sum found in the apartments of the two assault victims, the expert said.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

ATTACKS ON ELDERLY ARMENIAN WOMEN IN TURKEY AWAKEN FEARS

15:05, 4 April, 2013

YEREVAN, APRIL 4, ARMENPRESS: Attacks on elderly Armenian women in
Turkey has awaken fears and recalled a tortured past and, perhaps,
hinted at future tensions as Turkey prepares to face the 100th
anniversary of the genocide of its Armenian population in the last
years of the Ottoman Empire, reports Armenpress citing The New York
Times: The Article runs as follows:

"The man in the ski mask struck in the twilight of late afternoon,
strangling the elderly woman from behind, beating her senseless and
leaving her for dead. He ran off with 50 Turkish lira, about $30,
and her engagement ring, a last memory of her long-dead husband.

"He just beat me, over and over again," said the woman, Turfanda Asik,
88, who spent two weeks in an intensive care unit. "He hit my back,
my skinny back. What have I done to him? What did he want? "

Ms. Asik was left bruised and blinded in one eye. Her beating is
thought to be the first of a string of attacks in the last few months
on elderly Armenian women in Samatya, Istanbul's historic Armenian
quarter. Until recently in Samatya, a neighborhood of wooden houses
built long ago and centuries-old churches, residents left their
doors unlocked.

As brutally as she was beaten, Ms. Asik was lucky. One victim of the
attacks died from her wounds.

Along the crooked streets of Samatya and in its teahouses, churches
and social clubs, the attacks have awakened fears - rooted in past
episodes of repression that residents say had waned in recent years
as Turkey became more accommodating toward its minorities.

"The community is always living with fear because the Armenian
community has always been under pressure," said Rober Koptas, the
editor of Agos, an Armenian newspaper here that has devoted several
issues to coverage of the attacks. "We were always regarded as
foreigners, as second-class citizens."

Armenians and other minorities were once widely discriminated against
in modern Turkey, subject to violent attacks by nationalists and shut
out from prestige professions like the army officer corps. In Samatya,
Armenians were typically artisans and merchants, many toiling in the
maze of stalls at the nearby Grand Bazaar.

But in recent times their lot has improved, thanks to reforms brought
on by Turkey's efforts to join the European Union, a process that
has lately stalled. Mr. Koptas, the newspaper editor, said younger
Armenians like him - he is 35 - are speaking and writing "side-by-side
with our Turkish compatriots."

"The fear has decreased," he said. "But for the older generation,
it is always there."

When the authorities recently arrested a suspect in the attacks
who they said was mentally disturbed and of Armenian origin - not a
fanatical Turk motivated by hatred, as many assumed - it only raised
more suspicions among some residents of Samatya, who said they thought
the police had merely found a convenient scapegoat.

Regardless of the perpetrator, the violence has recalled a tortured
past and, perhaps, hinted at future tensions as Turkey prepares to
face the 100th anniversary of the genocide of its Armenian population
in the last years of the Ottoman Empire.

Even though that milestone is two years away, in 2015, the country
is already questioning how the anniversary will be treated: as a
chance for reconciliation and full recognition of the massacres by
the Ottoman Army or an occasion for more tension and hate speech of
the sort that appeared on social networks after the recent attacks.

"Turkey has to face this," Mr. Koptas said. "Only with this will
Turkey become a democracy."

On a chilly afternoon in January, a few hundred protesters marched
down a narrow street that connects with Samatya's main square, which
is bordered by cafes and open-air fish shops. "The Armenian people
are not alone!" Was one chant. "Shoulder to shoulder against fascism,"
was another.

"This is normal," said Ayse Demir, a student who participated in the
protest, reflecting the sentiment that Armenians are constantly under
threat. "Armenians can be killed."

Another student, standing beside Ms. Demir, said, "There are lots of
racist people in Turkey."

Sedat Caliskan, 35, a taxi driver who is Muslim, stood watching the
marchers. "For years, nothing like this has happened," he said of
the attacks. "I want to believe that these are isolated incidents."

In simple terms, he spoke of a sense of harmony between Christians
and Muslims in the neighborhood. "On Sundays they go to church,
and on Fridays we go to the mosque," he said.

Mr. Caliskan lives three doors down from the murdered woman's home,
which is adorned with red carnations and signs that read: "Don't touch
our Armenian neighbor" and "Don't remain silent. Don't be intimidated.

"

As he sipped tea and watched the protesters, one longtime resident,
a Greek man named Yorgi Eskargemis, a retired textile merchant,
said that the neighborhood is still as beautiful as the days it
was called "Little Paris." But the attacks, he said , are a "stain"
on the community".

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

ANOTHER ARMENIAN WOMAN ATTACKED IN TURKEY

http://asbarez.com/1...cked-in-turkey/
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Markırıt Camkosoglu

ISTANBUL (The Armenian Weekly)--An 80-year -old Armenian woman was the
victim of a recent assault in Istanbul's Ferikoy neighborhood on Aug.

17, reported Agos.

The victim was Markırıt Camkosoglu, who lived alone. The assault
happened in her apartment on Savash Street.

Camkosoglu recounted the following to Agos: "On my way home from
the supermarket, I noticed a stranger standing at the entrance of
the building. At first, I was not suspicious. The man was of medium
height, and was dark and ugly. I thought he was one of the neighbors
and was going upstairs. The building I live in is massive, and so it
is impossible to recognize everyone. However, as soon as I opened my
apartment door, the man attacked me. I fell on the floor, and as I
lay there, he started hitting me in the head. I believe he attempted
to murder me. I don't know his voice--he did not say a single word to
me to hide his identity. After beating me, he stole my purse, which
was on the table and which contained only 70 Turkish liras. Then,
he ran away."

Camkosoglu added that she had been living in her apartment for 50
years, and this was the first time that such an incident had taken
place.

During the investigation, the neighbors stated that the attacker must
have been familiar with the entrance to the building. Moreover, he
knew that Camkosoglu lived by herself. For these reasons, he had chosen
to attack at a time the building was calmest in terms of foot traffic.

This incident is reminiscent of earlier attacks on old Armenian women
that took place in the Samatia district of Istanbul between December
2012 and January 2013. One of these earlier assaults led to the death
of Maritsa Kucuk.

Police apprehended a suspect, Murat Nazaryan in March 2012. His
trial is ongoing, although Nazaryan claims he has no memory of
assaulting the women, and that his initial confession was extracted
under psychological duress. The lawyers representing Maritsa Kucuk's
family have demanded the court to launch a broader investigation into
the issue.

 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

ISTANBUL COURT COMMENCES TRIAL OVER ARMENIAN WOMEN'S ASSAULT

10:31 ~U 05.11.13

An Istanbul court has opened the hearings against the man suspected
of violent assaults against ethnic Armenian women.

According to the Turkish-Armenian publication Agos, the suspect, Murad
Nazaryan, on Monday added new facts to his earlier evidence, saying
that he had been blackmailed into assaulting and beating the victims.

He told the court that three men had pushed him to the crime,
threatening otherwise to cause harm to his family members.

He said that the unknown man, who carried arms, had taken him to the
house of Maritsa Kucuk and started stabbing the woman.

"When they stabbed her first, I ran away. They had cut my finger before
that to spread the blood on the material evidence. If I see those
people's pictures, I will recognize them," Nazaryan told the court.

He further complained about pressures by the police.

"I told them that because I am afraid and have nothing more to do. So,
I recounted everything the way as it had been. I don't feel safe in
prison. I cannot sleep and have to use pills," said the suspect.

Four elderly Armenian women were subjected to violence in Istanbul in
November-December last year. The 85-year-old Maritsa Kucuk, who was
one of the victims, later died. Nazaryan was detained as a suspect
months later.

http://www.tert.am/e...uradyan-kuchuk/
 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

ARE ELDERLY ARMENIAN WOMEN VICTIMS OF HATE CRIMES?

Al Monitor
Nov 26 2013

Author: Orhan Kemal Cengiz
Posted November 25, 2013

A string of attacks against elderly Armenian women occurred in
Istanbul in late 2012 and early 2013. The victims were all lone
octogenarians. Two of them were badly battered and lost their sight,
while a third was stabbed to death after a brutal beating.

The first victim, Turfanda Asik, 87, lost an eye as a result of a
severe beating at the hands of an assailant who broke into her home.

The assailant - or perhaps the assailants - took nothing from the
apartment.

Shortly after, Maritsa Kucuk, 84, was found dead in her home, stabbed
seven times and badly beaten. Only the earrings and other jewelry
she usually wore were missing, while money was left untouched.

The third victim, Sultan Aykar, 83, was knocked down by an assailant
approaching from behind while she unlocked the door to her home.

Thanks to neighbors who heard the noise and rushed to help, she
survived the attack but also lost an eye.

All three incidents happened in Istanbul's Samatya neighborhood, home
to 8,000-10,000 members of Istanbul's 60,000-strong Armenian minority.

As expected, the attacks had a terrorizing effect on Armenians,
sending shock waves across the entire community.

It was obvious that the string of violence was directed exclusively
at elderly Armenian women and was not robbery-motivated. Yet, in
their initial statements the police insisted that the assailants were
robbery-motivated and did not act in an organized way.

Such statements only fueled the anxiety of the Armenian community,
spreading fears that the police's careless attitude would further
embolden the perpetrators. Human rights groups and activists against
hate crimes raised concern that the state was yet again displaying
a knee-jerk impulse to look the other way when violence targeted
Turkey's Armenians. But just as the controversy had begun to grow,
the police came up with a surprise, announcing on March 4, the arrest
of the 38-year-old alleged assailant. The suspect's blood sample
matched the one found in Kucuk's home. He had a criminal record for
theft as well as another characteristic that debunked those who saw
the attacks as hate crimes against Armenians: Murat Nazaryan was
himself of Armenian origin.

The controversy waned after the suspect's profile emerged and the
attacks came to be seen as incidents of ordinary crime.

The doubts, however, were soon rekindled when the judicial process
kicked off. The court handled Nazaryan's case in a bizarre fashion,
following procedures typical for cases of terrorism and organized
crime. The prosecution imposed a blackout on the investigation, which
meant that the victims' relatives and lawyers had no access to the
case file until the trial opened.

To see the other bizarre details in Nazaryan's case, let's take a
look at the press statement that the victims' attorney, Eren Keskin,
and the Human Rights Association's Istanbul branch released jointly on
Nov. 19 under the headline "Was Maritsa Kucuk killed in a hate crime?

Shed light on the truth!"

Here are the highlights of the statement: "Maritsa Kucuk, 87, was
battered and stabbed to death on Dec. 28, 2012. Had murder been the
only motive, an abrupt blow or a firearm shot would have sufficed to
kill a woman at that age. Yet, she was brutally battered for hours
and repeatedly stabbed.

"From Nov. 28, 2012 to Jan. 26, 2013, a period that spans Maritsa
Kucuk's murder, other elderly Armenian women were targeted in
Samatya in similar attacks involving brutal violence. Following
Murat Nazaryan's arrest, all news reports, which were obviously
funneled to the media from a single source, highlighted Nazaryan's
Armenian ethnicity, branded him the "Samatya assailant," creating the
impression he was responsible for all attacks, and asserted that the
attacks were robbery-motivated. Murat Nazaryan, however, is currently
on trial only for Maritsa Kucuk's murder.

"The meetings we had with the victims' families led to one conclusion:
The attacks were not robbery-motivated. Asik was battered for hours
but not even a single drawer was opened in her home. Kucuk's home
was found all tidy, they didn't look for anything there. Several bank
notes on the table were untouched.

"Maritsa Kucuk's family and their attorney Eren Keskin were barred
access to the crime-scene report and photos and other related police
documents for no less than six months before the trial kicked off
because the prosecution had imposed a secrecy decision on the probe.

The practice of secrecy is used mostly in cases of organized crimes
or in cases related to state security. Why did it become necessary,
if this is an ordinary murder file?

"Murat Nazaryan remained silent in the first two hearings. The only
thing he said was, 'I didn't kill anyone.' At the hearing on Nov. 4,
2013, the truth began to slowly emerge. Maritsa Kucuk was killed by
three people, who had taken Nazaryan along by force. They had guns. ...

[Nazaryan] mentioned gangs. He said he had kept silent because he
was bullied and frightened."

Nazaryan's new testimony has led human rights groups and the victims'
families to believe that a larger campaign of organized attacks could
have been underway than originally was thought. They are urging the
authorities to expand the investigation.

Nazaryan's testimony has yet to lead to other arrests, but hate
crime is back under consideration as the motive. If his account is
not a fabrication, Nazaryan seems to be a mere pawn, with the real
perpetrators at large.

The theory of an organized racist group is being strengthened
by the fact that another Armenian woman was attacked in Istanbul
on Aug. 17, months after Nazaryan's arrest. Like the other women,
Markirit Camkosoglu, 80, suffered serious physical violence but was
lucky enough to escape without major injury.

It would be premature to conclude at present whether Nazaryan is a
deranged ordinary criminal or a pawn manipulated by a racist gang. In
any case, Kucuk's murder and the other attacks deserve to be followed
very closely, keeping in mind the possibility of an organized hate
campaign. Could it be that some gangs in Turkey are trying to give
a message in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian
genocide? Is it the resurgence of anti-Armenian attacks, unseen since
the 2007 assassination of ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink? If
Nazaryan was not really alone, many fresh questions will continue to
pop up.

http://www.al-monito...te-crimes.html#
 



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:15 AM

8 CAPTURED IN MURDER OF MAN FOUND HOGTIED IN ISTANBUL

Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey
Feb 10 2016

Cetin Aydın - ISTANBUL

Eight suspects have been captured over the murder of an Armenian-origin
Turkish homeowner, an assault on his wife and the burglary of their
shared home on Feb. 6.

A special team formed by several officers from the homicide bureau of
the Istanbul Police Department Public Order Unit captured three of the
suspects in the Black Sea province of Trabzon late Feb. 9 while five
other suspects, who were reported to have helped commit the burglary,
were captured in Istanbul on the same day.

The move came days after Hagop Yakup Demirci, an 85-year-old Armenian
man living in Istanbul's Å~^iÅ~_li district with his wife, Seta
Ayda Demirci, 79, was found dead after the three burglars left the
old Armenian couple hogtied inside their apartment, from which the
burglars stole 100,000 Turkish Liras on Feb. 6. The body of Demirci
was retrieved from the apartment located in Å~^iÅ~_li's Harbiye
neighborhood with a ladder from the fire department.

After conducting a comprehensive investigation that studied video
footage from security cameras placed at various locations along
Cumhuriyet Avenue, a major road in Harbiye leading to Taksim Square,
officers from the public order department gathered images showing the
faces of the burglars, who were revealed to have gone to Trabzon with
a rental car.

The other five, who were reported to have provided logistical
support to the three burglars, were detained in Istanbul following
an investigation conducted by the special team of homicide bureau
officers.

The three burglars who were captured in Trabzon were preparing to
travel to Batumi, a commercial hub in Georgia, with fake identity
cards, police sources said, adding that the trio had former criminal
records.

On Feb. 6, a cleaner came to the apartment of the couple at around
2 p.m. but could receive no response, prompting the person to inform
the couple's family and the police.

The couple was taken out of their apartment on the third floor of a
building in a joint effort by police officers and firefighters. Hagop
Yakup Demirci was pronounced dead while his wife was found severely
wounded with her face bruised.

A special team formed by several officers from the homicide bureau
of the Istanbul Police Department Public Order Unit captured three
of the suspects, one of whom has been a servant for the Armenian
couple, in the Black Sea province of Trabzon late Feb. 9 while five
other suspects, who were reported to have helped commit the burglary,
were captured in Istanbul on the same day. All eight of the suspects,
five women and three men, were revealed to be Armenians upon a police
investigation.

The burglary and murder led some to theorize that the attack
might have had racist motives as it resembled the assassination of
Armenian-origin Turkish journalistHrant Dink in the same neighborhood
on Jan. 19, 2007. Just like the three burglary and murder suspects,
Dink's murderer, Ogun Samast, was also captured in Trabzon in the
wake of the killing.

Samast, who was originally from Trabzon, came to Istanbul before
shooting the prominent journalist on Cumhuriyet Avenue.

February/10/2016

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:24 AM

Is this true? Or the blame game is at work.

ARMENIANS NABBED OVER MURDER OF TURKISH-ARMENIAN

Daily Sabah, Turkey
Feb 11 2016

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL

Police captured nine people, all Armenian nationals, in the northern
city of Trabzon and Istanbul over the murder of Hagop Yakup Demirci,
a Turkish-Armenian found dead in his home on Saturday. Demirci and his
wife Seta Ayda Demirci were hogtied when the 85-year-old man living in
Istanbul's Å~^iÅ~_li district died of strangulation. His wife survived
with injuries while police launching a probe traced the suspects seen
in security camera footage to Trabzon. Suspects, including a woman
working for the care of the elderly couple, were apparently preparing
to flee abroad from Trabzon, which is located near Georgia. Another
suspect, an Armenian living in Istanbul, was captured in the city.

All the suspects were brought to Istanbul Wednesday while police
said they found a wristwatch belonging to Hagop Demirci and $10,000
in the possession of the suspects. Police said five of the suspects
were women.

The police have set up a special team of investigators to find the
perpetrators of the home invasion of the couple.

A funeral was held for Hagop Yakup Demirci Wednesday at the Feriköy
Surp Vardanas Armenian Orthodox Church in Istanbul.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:18 AM

ISTANBUL ARMENIAN COMMUNITY WORRIED AFTER ATTACK ON AN ELDERLY COUPLE

19:07, 16 Feb 2016
Siranush Ghazanchyan

Hagop Yakup Demirci, an 85-year-old Armenian man living in Istanbul's
Sisili district with his wife, Seta Ayda Demirci, 79, was found dead
after three burglars left the old Armenian couple tied inside their
apartment on February 6. The burglars stole 100,000 Turkish Liras.

"When the information on the attack on an Armenian family spread in
Istanbul, it caused fear among Armenians that the crime could have
been committed by Armenians. Now it's an undeniable fact that the
couple has been attacked by citizens of the Republic of Armenia,"
regional studies expert Sargis Hatspanyan told a press conference
today. According to him, the Turkish Police have disseminated
information, claiming that the group committed other crimes in Turkey.

"This murder that could seem a regular crime to many, contains a lot
of problems," Hatspanyan said. "Turkey, in the face of its President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan can use this private story against us. Besides,
the attack has seriously damaged the reputation of the Armenian
community of Istanbul," the expert said.

Everything was arranged by an Armenian housekeeper. "Today Armenians
of Istanbul fear for their lives. They are not sure whether they can
trust Armenian housekeepers," Hatspanyan said.

Seta Ayda Demirci heard the criminals speak Armenian, but didn't tell
the Police. The woman tried to keep the fact secret. The movement of
the criminals was fixed by street cameras, whiched helped solve the
crime easily.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 10:52 AM

MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE FOR KILLING ELDERLY ARMENIAN WOMAN IN ISTANBUL

17:00, 25 Feb 2016
Siranush Ghazanchyan

The Criminal Court of Istanbul has sentenced Murad Nazaryan to life
imprisonment for killing an elderly Armenian woman, Ermenihaber.am
reports, quoting the Turkish Haberler.com.

The Court also ruled to apply to the Prosecutor's Office of Istanbul
with a request to detect other participants of the crime.

The lawyer of the defendant insisted that not all facts had been
revealed and demanded to clear Nazaryan of charges. The culprit also
pleaded not guilty.

Maritsa Kucuk, 85, was brutally killed at her home in Istanbul in 2012.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:39 AM

TURKISH LAWYER: ISTANBUL ARMENIAN WOMAN'S MURDER IS FRAMED ON COMPATRIOT BY THE STATE

00:04, 26.02.2016

Eren Keskin, who is the attorney of the victim's family, is not
satisfied with the court ruling on the murder of Istanbul Armenian
Maritsa Kucuk.

Keskin criticized the incomplete investigation into the murder case,
according to Agos Armenian bilingual weekly of Istanbul.

She stressed that they had insisted since the beginning of the trial
that this murder was committed on the grounds of hatred, and it is
proved that there were other people at the scene of the crime.

"What happened is framed on an Armenian by the state," Eren Keskin
added.

The Turkish court sentenced Istanbul Armenian Murat Nazaryan to
life imprisonment for the murder of compatriot Maritsa Kucuk, 85,
four years ago.

At the last court hearing on this murder case, the attorney of the
defendant presented numerous evidences that his client was not alone
at the scene of the crime and that there are main perpetrators.

And Nazaryan, for his part, stressed that he has not argued with
anyone to this day, let alone kill someone.

The court, however, found Murat Nazaryan guilty, and sentenced him
to life in prison.

>From December 2012 to January 2013, elderly Armenian women were
assaulted--and Kucuk was killed--in the densely Armenian-populated
Samatya district of Istanbul.

Istanbul Armenian Murat Nazaryan was arrested on suspicion of
committing these assaults.

Those who know Nazaryan, however, said he is a very calm person,
and it is hard to believe that he was accused of such a thing.

In addition, even though traces of other people's blood were found
at the scene of the crime, the court disregarded this fact.

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