» A man who killed an Armenian soldier in Turkey has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison

A man who killed an Armenian soldier in Turkey has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison

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During compulsory military service in the Turkish Armed Forces 2011 The court has issued a new ruling on the case of Armenian citizen Sevak Balikci killed on April 24.

Sevak's colleague Kivanc Agaoglu was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on the charge of premeditated murder. Agaoglu was arrested during a court hearing. Sevak Balıkçı's case was re-examined in 2018.


Balikçin was killed in 2011 On April 24, 2006, on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a shot was fired by Turkish soldier Kivanc Agaoglu in the Kozluk district of Turkey.

2013 According to a ruling by the court, Agaoglu was described as a murder not as a willful but as a result of negligent manslaughter. And he was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.

However, Balikci's family appealed the decision. The Court of Appeal upheld the appeal.

Because in Turkey in 2016 Following the military coup attempt on July 15, all military courts were abolished in the country, Sevak's case was referred to civil court.

Sevak Balikci's parents are convinced that their son was killed on the ground of national animosity.