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02 Feb
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JCAG – Bringing Terrorism Down Under

Dec 17 marks the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of the Consul-General of Turkey and his bodyguard, by terrorist member of the “Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide”. They were never caught, and although a number of attempted imports of high-powered weapons by extremist members of the Australian-Armenian community were intercepted over the following years, the AFP and other agencies could not prevent the bombing of the Turkish Consulate in 1986.

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01 Feb
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ASIO warned of 1983 Armenian terror plot

It’s almost forgotten now but one of the most notorious terror acts perpetrated on Australian soil was conducted by a little known group against a Turkish diplomat.

In the attack on December 17, 1980, unknown gunmen assassinated Sarik Ariyak, the Turkish consul-general in Sydney, and his bodyguard Engin Sever. The culprits got away but there was little doubt they were linked to the Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide (JCAG).

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