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.
The details of the negotiations and planning surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis have long been the subject of some contention for historians, with some of the most influential and enduring accounts contradicting what the tapes of those planning sessions tell us. Almost immediately after the Cuban Missile Crisis resolved, rumors began floating around Washington D.C. that the narrative that emerged was the handiwork of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in an effort to force the resignation of Adlai Stevenson, Kennedy’s Ambassador to the United Nations. A Central Intelligence Agency chronology, originally classified SECRET and recently released to MuckRock, confirms that the architect of this historical revisionism was, in fact, Kennedy - and reveals that denials of this were based on nothing more than word games.
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.