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20 January 2007

Rest in peace, Hrant Dink.. look at how many bloggers hold a candle for you..

I wasn't really interested in covering this horrible news, but since so many others are talking about it, let me direct you to their blogs:
Erkan's Field Diary: We are All Armenians Today!, 62nd assassinated journalist, Fury in Turkey at Editor's Murder, A beautiful human is murdered here!, Hrant Dink is assassinated
The White Path (Mustafa Akyol): I am Armenian Today
The Infidel: Obituary: Hrant Dink (1954-2007)
Talk Turkey: Hrant Dink & Turkish Taboo
Turkish Torque: Thousands of Turks March to Protest Dink's Murder, Hrant Dink, 1954-2007, What did Turkish Columnists write about Hrant Dink's murder?
Mavi Boncuk: In Memoriam Hrant Dink (1954-2007)
James In Turkey: In a crowded street, on a busy morning
Turkish Digest: Visit here frequently for all the latest news feeds from Turkish news groups. The latest entry at TD indicates that the murder suspect, Ogun Samast, has been identified and arrested.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some food for thought:
--His last name isn't Turkish? Could he really be a nationalist? Where are his ancestors from?
--He was caught in Istanbul with 6 bullets and 1YTL in his pocket. Do you think that it is possible to survive in a city like Istanbul with 1YTL in your pocket?

yes said...

Well, you only have about 29,999 Armenians to go and you can be rid of them once and for all, right?

Murat Altinbasak said...

How many Turks live in Armenia?

Sean said...

The newspapers say that there are 60,000 Armenians in Turkey. My guess (and this is only a guess) is that there are many more, maybe much-much more, but they are afraid of the treatment they will receive if Turks find out that they are Armenians, so they have changed their names and don't attrack attention.

After what happened Hrant Dink, who can blame them?

It will be interesting to see what Pamuk decides to do. I hope he leaves Turkey for good.

Sean said...

According to an article I read today, Hrant Dink's murderer can only be charged as a juvenile. Can someone with knowledge of the Turkish Criminal system explain exactly what that means? I know what it would mean in US, but not Turkey. Also, according to the Turkish Penal Code (if there is such a thing), could they chose to charge him as an adult, like in the US?

Here is the article with a brief comment on this issue on the 2nd page:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01262007/postopinion/opedcolumnists/turkeys_suicide_opedcolumnists_ralph_peters.htm?page=2