“The Armenian Genocide has been largely invisible in Turkey, whose denialist policies continue to marginalize the remaining Armenians and other ethnic and religious groups in the region.”
The family of Hrant Dink has released a written statement about today's court ruling on the Dink's murder in 2007.
In the trial over the assassination of journalist Hrant Dink, the files of 13 people have been separated. 37 defendants have been acquitted and 26 have been convicted. Four have been given a life sentence and two an aggravated life sentence.
Agos columnist Baskın Oran's new book entitled "Minorities and Minority Rights in Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to the Present State" has been released.
This year only and due to the pandemic, on the 14th year of his assassination the founder and editor-in-chief of our newspaper Hrant Dink was commemorated online. Selahattin Demirtaş’s wife Başak Demirtaş delivered the commemoration speech from the 23.5 Hrant Dink Site of Memory. Below is the text of her address.
January 19 marks the 14th year since journalist Hrant Dink was murdered. This year’s commemoration ceremony will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
15 human rights NGOs, call on the authorities to dismiss all charges against Osman Kavala. Today marks the 1,144th day of his detention and the first hearing of his trial based on the new indictment, will be held at 13:30 pm.
In all honesty, we are suffocating. Slowly. Day by day, hour by hour, we are suffocating in your hatred. Any oxygen that was left to penetrate through our masks, you have taken that too.
Garo Paylan, a Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), issued a press statement on his being targeted through newspaper ads.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew commented on the transformation of also Kariye into a mosque after Hagia Sophia. Bartholomew said, "The administrators made these decisions in a hurry as if the mosques in cities are not enough, and as if there is a need for many places of worship for the believers of the majority religion."