Commemorating Hrant Dink

Hrant Dink, the founder of our newspaper, will be commemorated in Istanbul and various cities in the world on the 10th anniversary of his passing away.


On Thursday, January 19, Hrant Dink will be commemorated in Ankara. Organized by “Ankara Initiative for Commemorating Hrant Dink”, the program will start at 3 pm in Yüksek Street.


  • On January 14-15, “Freedom of Expression Conference” will be held in memories of Hrant Dink, Uğur Mumcu and Metin Göktepe. Organized by Penal Law Association and Istanbul Bar Association, the conference will start at 10 am.

  • Hrant Dink will be commemorated where he was shot, in front of Agos. Friends of Hrant invites people to old building of Agos on January 19 at 2.30 pm.


  • In Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, a commemoration event titled “Commemorating and Understanding Hrant Dink” will be held on January 19. In the event, Can Dündar will read selections from writings of Dink. After the reading, Collectif Medz Bazaar will perform.

In addition to reading that will start at 7.30 pm, two more events will be held in the same place. Miraz Bezar's play “Reflections” will be performed in Studio Я (at 7, 8.30 and 10.30 pm) and Osman Okkan's documentary "Hrant Dink murder case – Armenians in Turkey" will be screened (at 6 pm).

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  • At Kottbusser Tor station in Berlin, the group called “Hrant Dink's Friends” will commemorate Dink on January 19 at 6 pm.

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  • In Lyon, Hrant Dink will be commemorated on January 19. Organized by Mayor of Lyon Gérard Collomb and Media Club of Lyon, the event will start at 11 am in Hrant Dink Street.

  • In Bouc-Bel-Air city in southern France, Dink will be commemorated. Hosted by municipal council and Mayor Richard Maliié, the event will start at 11 am in Rond-point Hrant Dink.

  • In Paris, a reading event will be held in memory of Hrant Dink. Prof. Dr. Ronald Grigor Suny and Prof. Dr. Hamit Bozaraslan will attend the event. After the reading performance by Selin Altıparmak and Rostom Hanedanian, there will be a performance by Yeghso, İlker Çakal, Mahmut Demir, Ela Nuroğlu, Ruşen Ozan Filiztek and Shushan Kerovpyan. The event that will be held on January 17 at 8.30 pm is free.

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  • In Toronto, an event titled “Tribute to Hrant Dink” will be held on January 22. Co-chair of German Green Party Cem Özdemir, who played an important part in the issuing of Bundestag's Armenian Genocide resolution, will speak at the event. Organized by 8 Armenian associations in the city, the event will start at 8 pm at Armenian Community Center.

In the event, there will be a presentation which was prepared by Zoryan Institute and covers the historical context of the murder of Hrant Dink. Pianist Rafi Bedrosyan is the keynote speaker.

  • There is another commemoration event in Ottowa. Voices in Dialogue (ViD) initiative, which was founded in 2007 with the purpose of forming dialog between Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish people, will hold an open course by Prof. Dr. Ariel Salzmann. After that, Nare Mkrtchyan’s documentary "The Other Side of Home" will be screened. The event will be held in Ottowa Library Oditorium and start at 2 pm.


  • In St. Sarkis Church in Kensington, Hrant Dink will be commemorated with words, music and visual materials. Excerpts from Hrant Dink's biography written by Tuba Çandar will be read. Musicians from Armenia, Turkey and England like Aygül Erce, Olcay Bayır, Anais Heghoyan, Aris Nadirian and Djanan Turan will perform. The event will start at 7.30 pm on January 19.

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