Turkish diplomat muders - cold case from 1980

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Turkish Consul-General Sarik Ariyak and his bodyguard were shot and killed in broad daylight in Sydney's east in 1980.


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1 day ago — A Turkish diplomat and his bodyguard were killed in Dover Heights in 1980; The case is still unsolved and no one has been charged with the ...
  • A Turkish diplomat and his bodyguard were killed in Dover Heights in 1980
  • The case is still unsolved and no one has been charged with the murders
  • Police hope the released audio will result in some answers
Sarik Ariyak, 50, and his bodyguard, Engin Sever, 28, were fatally gunned down outside a home in Dover Heights on December 17, 1980.
Detectives are still searching for clues on the cold case deaths, despite releasing a $1 million reward for information and conducting new searches in recent years.

Mr Ariyak and Mr Sever were leaving a residence in Portland Street, Dover Heights, in separate vehicles, when they were approached by two unknown men who fired several shots at close range before fleeing on a motorcycle.
Police said Mr Ariyak died at the scene and Mr Sever died a short time later at St Vincent's Hospital.

Following a review of the case, police divers combed the floor of Sydney Harbour in August 2020 for "items of interest".

Police have today released a phone call recording of a woman who called a media organisation shortly after the pair were killed, claiming responsibility for the assassination on behalf of the Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide.

They are hoping the minute-long recording could generate new leads in the unsolved killings.

The woman states: "Turkish institutions are our target."
 

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