In the written statement made by the Ministry, “Los Angeles County Supreme Court made a decision that paved the way for the release of the Armenian terrorist Hampig Sasunyan, who murdered our martyred Consul General Kemal Arıkan, and California Governor Gavin Newsom declared that he would not appeal this decision. We strongly condemn this approach. ” statements were included.
In the statement, which emphasized that the decision was not changed despite all the opposite attempts of the US administration, it was pointed out that this decision was incompatible with the universal principles of law and the understanding of justice.
in Turkey, the Armenian terrorist organizations to attack citizens of 31 of the 58 diplomats reminded of the statement given by the martyrs was recorded as follows:
“The release of a brutal murderer with political motives, in a period when hate crimes are on the rise and international solidarity is most needed, harms the spirit of cooperation in the fight against terrorism. It will never be forgotten as a crime that represents a diseased and distorted ideology. On this occasion, we commemorate our martyred diplomat Kemal Arıkan and all the martyrs who lost their lives in the attacks of Armenian terrorist organizations.
Turkish diplomat Kemal Arıkan was martyred in Los Angeles on January 28, 1982 by the Armenian terrorists Hampig Sasunyan and Krikor Saliba. Sasunyan, who was captured, was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment without amnesty. It was alleged that Krikor Saliba, who escaped, died in the Lebanese civil war the same year.