The Armenians in Turkey and around the globe are for the eleventh year commemorating Hrant Dink, the assassinated editor-in-chief of the Istanbul-based Armenian weekly Agos.
At the hour symbolizing the tragic moment, activists, intellectuals, journalists or simply ordinary people of Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish descent gathered in Istanbul for a commemoration march to raise the demand for justice in resolving the murder. Members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, led by Kemal Kilicdaroglu, have also joined the public event.
Dink was gunned down by a teenage Turkish ultranationalist, Ogun Samast, outside his editorial office in Istanbul on Janaury 19, 2007. The trial over the assassination has been dragging on for over a decade wihout reachig its logical outcome.