The five accused Fauxbom plotters moved on beyond their early notoriety, even as FBI documents trace an unfinished hunt for Orhan Gunduz’s killer among them. The Armenian and Turkish communities still grapple with complex legacies, including full recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the killings that brought the issue to the world’s attention.
Following the January 1982 assassination of the Turkish Consul in Los Angeles, a Turkish import shop owner and honorary diplomat’s shop in Cambridge was bombed. The Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claimed credit for both, issuing a demand: Pay attention.
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.