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It has been eight years now since Hrant Dink was shot down on a cold Istanbul street. He is still mourned. He still awaits justice. Dink, an ebullient public intellectual and journalist, was a key figure in Turkey’s dwindling Armenian … Continue reading
Human Rights Watch issued its annual report today. The section on Turkey notes some positive steps, including a reform package, efforts at a peace process with Kurds in Turkey, and the hosting of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Nonetheless, … Continue reading
Seven years ago today, journalist Hrant Dink was shot down in cold blood on an Istanbul street. In cities throughout the world his death will be commemorated today. And the call for justice will continue. Dink, an ebullient public intellectual … Continue reading
Up until 2008, prosecutions under Article 301 were a regular event in Turkey. A string of individuals, including activists, politicians, and artists were targeted under a law which made “denigrating Turkishness” a criminal act. Among those targeted for prosecution were … Continue reading
Hrant Dink, the chief editor of Agos, was gunned down outside his Istanbul office on January 19, 2007. Six years ago this day.