The verdict in a five year-old murder in Turkey is causing a serious public outcry. 18 people were accused in a lengthy trial over the killing of newspaper editor Hrant Dink, and only 2 were sentenced to punishment of any kind. According to Turkish media, the decision is considered bogus by the public because of suspicions over the involvement of Turkish security forces.
Following the verdict, a crowd of about 25,000 marched in protest, according to local media reports. The march was coordinated by Friends of Hrant Dink.
Dink was a Turkish-American newspaper editor who was assassinated in Istanbul in 2007. January 19 marks the five-year anniversary of his murder.