The KAPIKILL Files, chapter 1: FBI files reveal the inside story of the 1982 assassination of a Turkish diplomat outside Boston and the hunt to find his killers
Newly-released FBI records show U.S. law enforcement identified the young man in the blue jogging suit who shot and killed Orhan Gündüz in May 1982, along with his associates in an Armenian terrorist group. But no one was ever charged for Orhan’s murder.
The KAPIKILL Files: 40 years later, never-before-published FBI files reveal plot and suspects behind Turkish diplomat’s death outside Boston
Thousands of pages of newly-published FBI and CIA documents obtained by MuckRock show U.S. law enforcement agencies spent considerable resources identifying the culprits. They were never brought to justice. Read MuckRock’s series, starting Monday, May 16.
As the centennial of the Armenian genocide loomed in 2014, a rug became on of the more bizarre examples of how far the US government will go to attempt to both appease Armenian Americans’ desire for acknowledgment of the genocide and avoid offending powerful military ally Turkey, which has long denied that its founding involved the massacre of at least 1.5 million Armenians.