"You can put in your headlines that almost everyone knows that Dink was going to be killed except Hrant himself. Logic says that you can locate this incident in Pelitli (the origin of the suspect) but this is wrong because in Pelitli it was already known that this job was going to be done. It was spoken about in the streets
and chatted about in the internet cafes openly. There are police and intelligence agents that work within the pubic. It makes no sense to think they are not aware of the plan or they have no responsibility. There is no logic."
11. Various of relatives of Hrant Drink arriving, including widow, wearing dark glasses and daughter
12. Various of security convoy carrying suspects
13. Various crowd near court waiting for trial to start
14. People holding banner reading in Turkish "We are all eye witnesses. We want justice."
A Turkish court on Monday resumed the trial of suspects in the killing of an ethnic Armenian journalist in a case widely seen as a test of the judiciary in investigating possible negligence by authorities.
Hrant Dink, an ethnic Armenian journalist, was shot dead in daylight in front of his newspaper's office in January.
On Saturday, Turkish media aired a recording of a telephone conversation between one of the suspects and a police officer.
The dialogue, even though vague, suggests the police officer knew about plots to kill the journalist.
Dink was hated by hardline nationalists for describing the mass killings of Armenians early in the last century as genocide, which is considered an insult by most Turks.
Turkey denies the deaths constituted genocide, insisting those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.
The trial is taking place behind closed doors because the alleged gunman is a minor.
A total of 19 suspects are on trial for the killing.
At the end of the first hearing in July, judges decided to broaden the investigation to see whether claims of negligence by police were true, a lawyer for the Dink family said.
The taped recording was aired on private NTV television and other channels on Saturday.
NTV said that the conversation on the tape took place shortly after Dink was killed and suggested that authorities may have been able to prevent the killing.
A lawyer who is following the case said the transcript was placed in the court files.
The Interior Ministry launched an investigation to try to discover who leaked the tape to the public, state-run media said Saturday.
Turkey's top politicians including the prime minister vowed a thorough investigation into the Dink killing.
The governor and police chief of the city of Trabzon, the hometown of the suspects, were removed from office because of alleged negligence.
Dink had sought to encourage reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia.
But he was prosecuted under Article 301 of Turkey's penal code, which bans insults to Turkish identity, for his comments on the mass killings of Armenians by Turks in the early 20th century.
He was convicted, but was appealing when he was killed.
Dink's killing led to international condemnation and debate within Turkey about free speech.
"Hrant Dink's death is linked to 301," said Claudia Roth, a leader of the German opposition Greens, who is in Istanbul to attend the hearing.
"It was 301 which killed him and that's why I am here," she told reporters.