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02 Dec

Sydney : Bomber lives among us now

by Mark Buttler and Anthony Dowsley A man convicted of a terrorist bombing in Melbourne 20 years ago can never be deported for his crime. Levon Demirian was a key figure in the 1986 bombing of the Turkish consulate in ...

01 Dec

ASIO hears of terror attack on radio news

When Armenian terrorists tried to blow up the office of the Turkish consulate-general in Melbourne in 1986, the first the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) knew of it was a radio news broadcast. A 1987 cabinet document, released by the ...

11 Nov

ASIO detected bomb plot by Armenian terrorists

by Brendan Nicholson IN 1983, ASIO was trying to track down those responsible for a terrorist attack in Sydney when investigators discovered another atrocity was being planned.

01 Feb

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 ...