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Rakel Dink: Come, let us do away with the restlessness of doves in this country

AGOS 10 years. Easier said than lived… Exactly 10 Years. Without you, it has not been easy at all. Being without you, not having my beloved one with me, and above all, being separated from him by a heinous plot have caused even more pain, sorrow and heartache. What do I have to say to […]

10 years of the Dink murder case

Uygar Gültekin & Gözde Kazaz AGOS Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once said, “No murder will be lost in the dark tunnels of Ankara.” We don’t know if the murder of Hrant Dink will be lost in those tunnels, but it is certain that the murder was a product of those very tunnels. Turkey’s recent […]

A guide for understanding the Dink case

Uygar Gültekin & Gözde Kazaz AGOS ACTORS Officials from Trabzon General Directorate of Security During the process leading to the murder of Hrant Dink, the hitman and and his companions were living in Pelitli district of Trabzon. The initial information in the case files reveals that the hitman and and his companions made all the […]

Writing for Hrant

AGOS Selahattin Demirtaş: We feel embarrassed, but we haven’t knelt down either It is been 10 years since we lost Hrant Dink. Unfortunately, we failed to turn our country into a livable and free country in ten years. That is why we feel embarrassed before Hrant. However, we haven’t knelt down either.

‘We Are Here’: How Solidarity and Stubbornness Are Bringing the Armenian Question to the Forefront in Turkey

Kyle Khandikian Asbarez Sayat Tekir says what he wants. Like the struggle he represents, he is a humble but stubborn man. His stature betrays the powerful message he brought with him to the United States on a whirlwind visit to meet with various Armenian communities and organizations this past week. When I learned that I […]

Bracing Breeze from the Bosphorus

Garen Yegparian Asbarez I had the pleasure of feeling this breeze across my face a week ago when attending a small gathering to meet and interact with Sayat Tekir. Sayat is one of the half dozen founders of “Nor Zartonk” (new renaissance/rebirth) in Bolis. This small group started as an e-mail discussion group in 2004. […]

This pain is not ours

Serhat UYURKULAK Azad Alig´s Blog I’m thankful that I haven’t witnessed as many deaths close by. But in most visits of condolence, I came across a similar scene. As the suffering had soared up to an almost tangible degree, someone would suddenly burst into tears and moan that they so wanted to bring the deceased […]

Discrimination in the Media by Denial of Discrimination

Tolga KORKUT BİA News Center Assoc. Dr. Ülkü Doğanay from Ankara University Faculty of Communication is the author of the “Discrimination Framed by the Print Media Research”.* According to Doğanay, the “discrimination denial strategy” is one of the most typical examples for discrimination in the media. “Embrace diversity, stop discrimination” is the topic of this […]

Adana Massacres, 1909 Focus of Istanbul Workshop

Roland MNATSAKANYAN Sabanci University (Istanbul) just hosted an international workshop entitled “Adana: 1909: History, Memory, and Identity from a Hundred Year Perspective ” ( 6-7 November 2009). The workshop included scholars from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Turkey. The event was sponsored by Gomidas Institute (London), Sabanci University, Istanbul Bilgi University History […]

“At Least Some Diyarbakır Soil for Aram Tigran”

Tolga KORKUT BİA News Center Armenian musician Aram Tigran’s wish to be buried in Diyarbakır, in the southeast of Turkey, has not been granted by the Ministry of the Interior. Funeral planned in Brussels His family has thus decided to bury him in the Armenian graveyard in Brussels. The funeral is planned to take place […]