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FBI Agents Were Confident Vicken Yacoubian Killed Turkish Diplomat Orhan Gunduz.

The so-called patriotic singer Karnig Sarkissian, who had migrated to the United States from Australia and later admitted to an FBI inmate informant that he was in Sydney when something happened to a Turkish diplomat, was Yacoubian's accomplice.

According to the final chapter of Mucrock's investigative piece based on recently released FBI documents, FBI interviewed both Karnig Sarkissian and Vicken Yacoubian in relations to the killing of Orhan Gunduz simultaneously on 2 October 1985.


Parking lot where FBI agents confronted Yacoubian.

“I don’t know what to say right now. I’m confused. Would you give me a day to think about it?” the suspect told the interviewing agents. “If I talk to you, I’ll go to jail and if I don’t talk to you, I’ll still go to jail.” Yacoubian told FBI agents in the parking lot of Printania Gifts, 1726 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles.

"In an assessment of [redacted] stature in captioned matter, it is the opinion of the interviewing agents, that [redacted] did in fact assassinate Orhan Gunduz..." the agents noted in a declassified document.

Muckrock journalists Tom Nash and Gabriella Gage, who published the story with great care for attention to detail and facts, provide other evidence in their story that the redacted name in the documents was in fact Vicken Yacoubian.

Karnig Sarkissian, who toured Australia several times before as a guest of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and associations it controls, was Yacoubian's accomplice who bought the gateway car, according to the story.





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