It has been the 14th year since Hrant Dink was killed. Enlightening the Hrant Dink murder should be the primary duty of Turkish justice. We commemorate Hrant Dink with longing and affection on the 14th anniversary of his death, who died as a result of an armed attack in front of Agos Newspaper on January 19, 2007. Hrant Dink, who worked for a long time to ensure the unity and friendship of the Turkish and Armenian peoples in our country, was a value that always demonstrated his belief and love for democracy and human rights.
The lawsuits filed against those responsible for Hrant Dink’s death for 14 years still continue today. It is our greatest wish that these cases be concluded and justice be manifested.
We hope that our colleagues who defend peace and engage in people-oriented journalism will not be attacked by treason from now on.
WHO IS HRANT DİNK?
He was born in 1954 in Malatya. İÜ. He studied zoology and then philosophy at the Faculty of Science. He started his career by writing criticisms for books in the daily Marmara newspaper published in Armenian in the 1990s under the nickname “Çutak”. He founded the weekly Turkish and Armenian newspaper Agos, and served as the Editor-in-Chief. He wrote in Yeni Yüzyıl and Birgün newspapers. He drew attention with his views expressed in Turkish and foreign media. It won three important awards in the field of freedom of thought in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. He was detained very often because of his articles. Numerous lawsuits were filed against him one after another. He was killed as a result of an armed attack in 2007 in front of the Agos Newspaper he founded.