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Hrant Dink
Born (1954-09-15)September 15, 1954
Malatya, Turkey
Died January 19, 2007(2007-01-19) (aged 52)
Cause of death Assassination
Nationality Armenian
Citizenship Turkish
Alma mater Istanbul University
Occupation
Years active ?–2007
Notable work
Founder and editor-in-chief of Agos
Spouse(s)
Rakel Yağbasan (m. 1976)
Children Delal, Arat, Sera

Hrant Dink (Armenian: Հրանդ Տինք, IPA: [həɹɑnt diːnk]) (15 September 1954 – 19 January 2007) was a Turkish-Armenian editor, journalist and columnist.

Hrant Dink Plaket
In memorial of Hrant Dink

History

As editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos (Ակօս), Dink was a prominent member of the Armenian minority in Turkey.

Death

Hrant Dink was assassinated in Istanbul on 19 January 2007, by Ogün Samast, a 17 year old ultra-nationalist Turk.

A panorama from Halaskargazi boulevard. One hundred thousand mourners marched in Dink's funeral, protesting his assassination. The office of the Agos newspaper, where Dink was gunned down, is near the right edge of the image; it is in the first house to the right from the one with a large black banner hanging down.


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