Despite apparent organizational background and strong signs of state officials’ involvement, Hrant Dink trial ended up declaring that this assassination had no organization behind and it was a personal attempt with strong nationalist feelings. It is a shame to live in this country. After 5 years of distraction, Turkish State apparatus whitewash any possible links to Hrant Dink assassination… It seems that Dink’s murder was the opening of a new era. A new version of Turkish deep state was at work…
Rakel Dink, wife of Hrant Dink (C) joins hundreds of people as they shout slogans and hold placards that read ‘This case won’t end this way’ outside a courthouse in İstanbul on Jan. 17, 2012. (Photo: AP) A Turkish court has convicted Yasin Hayal,
ALGIERS – AP A Turkish court has sentenced a man to life in prison for his role in the killing of an ethnic Armenian journalist who was hated by hardline nationalists. A panel of judges found Yasin Hayal guilty Tuesday of instigating the killing of
Five years ago Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot dead in Istanbul. He had had the courage to address a taboo subject in Turkey: the massacre of Armenians in 1915. “I come from Turkey. I am an Armenian. I belong entirely to Anatolia.