MİT sent confidential documents to the commission about the activities of some illegal structures within state institutions.
According to the documents, the Wartime Search and Rescue Unit (MAK) resorted to illegal methods and carried out several atrocities, and it was used to conduct psychological warfare against certain political parties and individuals.
MAK was affiliated with the Special Forces Command within the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and is one of the illegal structures known to exist within the military. Claims were raised in the past that MAK was the entity behind many political and military assassinations.
The İstanbul court requested that the commission send copies of the MİT documents, which could be helpful in order to reveal the existence of an organized group behind Dink’s murder.
Dink’s family and lawyers believe that there is a deep structure behind the murder and dismiss last year’s court verdict that held a few teenagers responsible for killing Dink.
Last year, the İstanbul 14th High Criminal Court handed down life sentences to Yasin Hayal, a major suspect in the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Dink, of instigating a murder while another suspect, Erhan Tuncel, was acquitted of murder charges.
The İstanbul court issued its ruling in the 25th hearing of the case last January, ending a five-year trial. The two, and all other suspects, were cleared of charges of membership in a terrorist organization. Tuncel was given 10 years and six months for an unrelated McDonald’s bombing in 2004.
The lawyers believe that the MİT documents would shed light on some dark and unknown points in the case. The court ruled out links to any organization in the murder when it delivered its final verdict last year.
Lawyer Hakan Baltacıoğlu requested the MİT documents in a hearing on Jan. 31 and said that the court must acquire them from the parliamentary commission.
Noting that the investigation conducted on the possible role of public servants in the case fell short of expectations, Baltacıoğlu said the prosecutor addressed an organization in the murder in a case where several suspects are being tried over their role in the Dink murder.
MİT sent the documents concerning MAK to the parliamentary Coup and Memorandum Investigation Commission when the commission was carrying out its investigation into past coups last year. The documents were marked as “extremely confidential” by MİT and were not shared with the media or included in a final report prepared by the commission about its findings as part of the investigation.