French police make breakthrough in Paris Kurd killings / New findings in the Paris Kurd massacre of Sakine, Fidan, Leyla
December 24, 2013 – PARIS, Firat News : The French magazine, Express, has published an article saying there has been rapid progress made in the investigation into the murders of three Kurdish women revolutionaries in Paris on 9 January. It noted that “suspicions regarding Ömer Güney have been strengthened by the latest findings”, and that “the supposition of a political murder on a background of espionage is gaining credibility”.
Following an article in ANF on 15 December referring to “progress” in the investigation into the Paris murders, saying “it points to Turkey”, according to Express there has been rapid progress made in the investigation after the examination of new documents. In the article by Eric Pelletier it is stated that “new evidence strengthens suspicions regarding the sole suspect, Ömer Güney”.
The Express article explained that in the police laboratory near Ecully photos that had been deleted from the memory of Güney’s Nokia mobile phone had been retrieved, proving that Güney had on the night before the murders entered the Kurdish association in Villiers-le-Bel and photographed the membership information. The article continued: “At between 4.30 and 5.30 am, he carefully photographed 329 membership forms… he succeeded in entering the premises by using spare keys”. According to the magazine Ömer Güney admitted taking these photographs, but claimed he did it on the orders of the PKK.
He was a Turkish nationalist
Express also drew attention to the German angle, saying “friends and colleagues in the Munich area describe him as quiet, and someone who ‘wouldn’t even hurt a fly’. But according to them, Ömer Güney was far from being in favour of autonomy. On the contrary, it is claimed he was close to the nationalist party MHP, and that he frequently went to the firing range. Two witnesses also said he had a ring with 3 crescent moons on it. One remembers that he had a Turkish flag in his room and that he had a passion for Galatasaray.”
Five telephones, two of them missing
The magazine recalled that investigators had examined Ömer Güney’s visits to Turkey, pointing out that his most recent visit had been between mid-December and the end of December 2012, shortly before the murders. Express also noted Ömer Güney’s phone calls to Turkey, adding: “investigators established that the suspect had five phones with French and Turkish cards, with two of them still missing.” The magazine pointed out that Ömer Güney had sent dozens of text messages to “unusual numbers”, that resembled “technical numbers”. The magazine stated that investigators are to ask for assistance from their counterparts in Ankara in order to establish with whom he spoke “so often and in such a clandestine way”.
In the article in ANF on 15 December, Antoine Comte, the lawyer for the relatives of the 3 Kurdish women, said that “great progress” had been made in the investigation and that evidence “indicated Turkey” and that there were “many elements indicating Turkish state responsibility” Comte said that In order for the Turkish state to speak to the whole of Europe, not just to the French, the issue must become a Europe-wide one, adding:
“The Turkey connection to the murderer, telephone conversations and technical data is known. There are many elements that point to Turkish state responsibility. I don’t know whether the relationship with Turkey pertains to extreme right wing groups. He is someone who has many links to the most radical Turkish extremists. He has three crescent moons on his ring.”