8th anniversary of Hrant Dink Assassination commemorated as one Police chief arrested in the murder case…

Murdered on 19 January 2007, Agos Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Hrant Dink will be remembered with a march from Istanbul’s Taksim district to Osmanbey where the murder scene and Agos newspaper headquarters are located.
On the 8th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination, poet and playwright Murathan Mungan spoke to the crowd gathered for the commemoration ceremony.
A police chief accused of negligence in the murder of journalist Hrant Dink in 2007 has handed himself into the authorities in Ankara
At the action organized by the HDP Şişli District Organization, a petition was launched for the name of Ergenekon Street to be changed to Hrant Dink Street. As in previous years, a “Hrant Dink Street” sticker was placed on the “Ergenekon Street” sign.
Photo: #HrantDink askerdeyken... via @SelcukRSirin
When Hrant Dink was doing his mandatory military service..
Mourners are set to march in Istanbul to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on Jan. 19
Photo: #HrantİçinAdaletİçin #BuradayızAhparig!
Young Hrant with his wife…
Tens of thousands gather in Istanbul for Hrant Dink 19 January 2014 by BULENT SELCUK. Demotix.  Tens of thousands gather in Istanbul for Hrant Dink
19 January 2014 by Bulent Selcuk. Demotix.

On January 19, 2007, Hrant Dink, an Armenian journalist, was murdered by 17-year-old Ogün Samast, an ultra-nationalist from the Turkish city of Trabzon. After a trial spanning half a decade, Samast was sentenced to nearly 23 years in jail in 2011.

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by Ariel González Levaggi (Koç University, Turkey)

Ariel González Levaggi is a Ph.D. student at Koç University in Istanbul. Turkey. He holds a TÜBİTAK Graduate Scholarship and acts as the Secretary of the Turkish Studies Chair at the Eurasia Department- Institute of International Relations of the National University of La Plata (Argentina).

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