Confidential correspondence on Guney between Turkey and Germany
Confidential correspondence has surfaced between the Berlin and Ankara on Omer Guney who killed 3 Kurdish women in Paris. Turkey asks “Did Guney receive any arms training in Germany?” in the correspondence, and Germany says he did not.
Confidential correspondence has surfaced between the Berlin and Ankara administrations on Omer Guney, the murderer who killed 3 revolutionary Kurdish women in Paris. Turkey asks “Did Guney receive any arms training in Germany?” in the correspondence, and Germany says he did not.
PKK founder Sakine Cansiz, KNK Paris Representative Fidan Dogan and Kurdish youth movement member Leyla Saylemez were murdered in Paris on January 9, 2013. The only hitman arrested for the massacre Omer Guney died under suspicious circumstances in prison on December 17, 2016.
Hitman Guney’s past in Germany had mostly remained in the dark. Guney lived in Bavaria from 2003 to 2011, and there are suspicions that he entered racist Turkish groups there. It has now come to light that the Turkish state attempted to access his file in Germany.
GERMANY SAYS “WE KNOW NOTHING”!
ANF has obtained confidential correspondence between the Berlin and Ankara administrations a few months after the Paris Massacre. The Turkish Ministry of Justice requested “judicial help” from the German state through the Foreign Ministry on March 5, 2013, posing the following questions:
-Does Omer Guney have German citizenship?
-Does Guney have any ties to the PKK/KCK?
-Has Guney received any arms training in Germany?
The Federal Bureau of Justice in Bonn under the German Justice Ministry responded to the questions on Omer Guney on April 26, 2013. The response relayed to the Turkish state through the Turkish Embassy in Berlin shows German authorities saying they “don’t know” to all three questions.
The Turkish Embassy translated Germany’s response to Turkish on May 2, 2013 and sent it to the Turkish Ministry of Justice with the note, “On the judicial help request on Omer Ziya Guney in the relevant correspondence, the Federal Bureau of Justice’s response says there is no information on Omer Ziya Guney’s German citizenship status, that there were no ties detected between him and the PKK/KCK during his residence in Germany and that there is no information on whether he received any arms training in Germany.”
WHY DIDN’T GERMANY NOTIFY TURKEY OF HIS RECORD?
In the correspondence, German justice authorities significantly respond to all questions on Omer Guney by saying they “have no information” and don’t give any information on his criminal record in Germany. It is a point of curiosity why the Turkish state asked whether Guney received any arms training in Germany.
Despite the German state’s response to the questions, Guney did have an extensive criminal record in Germany, which wasn’t provided to Ankara by German authorities. The Berlin government responded to a Die Linke (German Left Party) inquiry on Guney following the Paris Massacre and said Omer Guney had been caught with an unregistered gun in his car. The Federal German government said the following on Guney’s criminal record in their response to Die Linke’s inquiry:
-A gun that is often used in sports was found in Omer Guney’s car on November 17, 2005 in the Bad Tolz town in Bavaria, Germany and a later inquiry revealed that the gun was not registered. Guney was put on trial for “violating the firearms act”.
-Omer Guney was caught with pepper spray and a knife in his car at a traffic check on February 4, 2011.
A former colleague of Omer Guney had spoken to the ANF at the time and said, “His close friends were Turkish nationalists. He would hang out with them, there would always be small but expensive pocket knives on his person, and he had a deep interest in guns. One day he took his car to the woods and showered it with bullets. At least that’s what he told us then. The insurance wouldn’t cover his damages because they assessed that the car had been shot at, so he went and had his car repaired illegally.”