Dink family’s lawyer Bakırcıoğlu evaluated Engin Dinç’s testimony: “The responsibility of the Directorate of Security of Trabzon cannot be set aside”
Engin Dinç bore a testimony as a suspect 9 years after the assassination of Hrant Dink. In 2007, the year that Hrant Dink was assassinated, he was the chief of Provincial Intelligence Office of Trabzon and now, he serves as the head of Police Intelligence Department.
At the commemoration rally held in Malatya, an unidentified young man pulled a gun on the group. Police intervened before he could fire the weapon.
On the 8th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination, poet and playwright Murathan Mungan spoke to the crowd gathered fort he commemoration ceremony: “One of Hrant Dink’s dreams was the opening of borders between Armenia and Turkey to allow for the two peoples to commingle. Friends, we should own up not only to the memory of our lost loved ones, but also to their dreams. And if that border were to be opened today, it would mean opening the door to so many other things. (…) The opening of that border would so much become the year 2015.”
Agos founder and chief editor Hrant Dink was commemorated at his graveside on the 8th anniversary of his assassination with a ceremony attended by his family and friends.
Journalist Meline Toumani’s first book ‘There Was and There Was Not’ was recently published in the US and was met both with high acclaim and strong reaction. Drawing from her own experiences, Toumani’s book holds a critical mirror to Diaspora Armenians, and has received criticism from Armenian circles in the US, with some even calling for a boycott. We spoke to Toumani in New York.
Bakırköy Municipality plans to give Hrant Dink’s name to a street in Bakırköy.
From the January 19 editorial of Agos: It has been eight years since Hrant Dink was shot to death in front the offices of his own newspaper. From 2007 to 2015, the eight years that passed with the expectation and demand for justice. But that is not all; since 1915, a century has passed with the same expectation and demand.