Cases

Faili Belli (Perpetrator Not-Unknown) brings under scrutiny cases of critical importance in the unaccounted for murders of the 1990s in Turkey, and aims that the perpetrators eventually stand trial. This section provides information on enforced disappearances, concerning a few of which there are ongoing litigations. Hafıza Merkezi provides information on the enforced disappearance and the critical events involved leading up to and including the legal process via a timetable.

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All cases are listed. Count: 12

Nine individuals, all members of the same family, were killed in the Vartinis (Altınova) hamlet of Korkut county in the Muş province on October 3, 1993, when their house was set on fire following allegations of having “aided and abetted the illegal te

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Due to the arbitrary killing and enforced disappearance of 21 individuals between 1993 and 1995, a suit was filed against Cizre town Gendarmerie Commander at the time, retired colonel Cemal Temizöz, former Cizre Mayor Kamil Atağ, Kukel Atağ, Temer Ata

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A case was brought against Mardin, Derik Gendarmerie Commander Brigadier General Musa Çitil in 2012 due to the illegal and arbitrary execution and enforced disappearance of 13 individuals in between the years 1992-1994 on account of “killing more than

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Nezir Tekçi, a shepherd living in the Yukarı Ölçek hamlet connected administratively to Yüksekova township of Hakkari was detained by soldiers on April 26, 1995 and was never heard from again. Upon the application of his father in 1997, an eye witnes

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During a military operation carried out around the scattered hamlets (Gurnik, Mezire, Pireş, Kepir ve Şuşan) of Diyarbakır’s Kulp county, Alaca village and Kayalısu village (administratively connected to Licik hamlet of Muş), in between October th

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Retired Colonel Hasan Atilla Uğur, Diyarbakır Province Gendarme Commander Colonel Eşref Hatipoğlu, Gendarme Commando Unit Commander Ahmet Boncuk, Sergeant Major Ünal Alkan and five village guards are being sued for the extrajudicial and arbi

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In the enquiry held concerning the enforced disappearance of one specialist sergeant and three children between 29 October 1995 and March 8 1996, a total of eight persons in the Dargeçit township of Mardin, the first formal criminal charge was ready on O

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During 1993, about 60 villagers from the evacuated and burnt down village of Kızılağaç (administratively connected to Muş) went back to their village to get what remained of their material belongings but were detained by the Kızılağaç Gendarmerie

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Nineteen individuals, among whom are former police chiefs and members of the special team, are being sued in the 1stHigh Penal Court of Ankara for having killed 19 individuals extra judicially and arbitrarily in Ankara and its vicinity during 1993-96.

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During a military operation held in the Lice county of Diyarbakır province on October 22 1993, 15 civilians, along with one soldier (Yüksel Bayar) and Gendarmerie Regional Commander Brigadier General Bahtiyar Aydın lost their lives. In the formal cri

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During 2013, an action was brought against 23rd Gendarmerie Border Brigade Commander Mete Sayar, Görümlü 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion Commander retired Colonel Hasan Basri Vural, 3rd Company Team Commander First Lieutenant İbrahim Kıraç, Lieute

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Following the joining of files in 2010 from the 11 defendants being sued under the 1999 criminal charge and the 5 defendants being sued under the 2005 criminal charge, the case is now being referred to as the Main JİTEM* Case. Upon the former hitman of J

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