Protest action held in Istanbul in memory of Hrant Dink


The protest action in memory of Hrant Dink , editor-in-chief of the Armenian-Turkish Agos newspaper murdered on January 19, 2007 held in Istanbul. The protest  takes place near the editorial office of the newspaper, near the place where Dink was killed. As the Turkish Cumhuriyet writes, the action is taking place under the slogan "We know the murderer, we demand justice." 

The statement distributed by the organizers of the rally said: "Grant has left us a idea of decent brotherhood. We are gathering at the place of his death in the name of decent fraternity, in the name of Grant, in the name of justice". The action in the Sisli district of Istanbul, was attended by hundreds of people.

Hrant Dink (September 15, 1954 - January 19, 2007) was a Turkish-Armenian journalist and columnist and editor-in-chief of Agos bilingual newspaper. Dink was best known for advocating Turkish-Armenian reconciliation and human and minority rights in Turkey. Charged under the notorious article 301 of the Turkish Criminal Code, Dink stood a trial for insulting Turkishness. After numerous death threats, Hrant Dink was assassinated in Istanbul in January 2007, by Ogün Samast, a 17-year old Turkish nationalist.
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