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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 […]

Turkey’s murdered journalist Hrant Dink commemorated with messages of peace, justice and freedom

BİRGÜN DAİLY On the 10th year after his murder, Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is commemorated in Turkey, as well as, across the world in countries such as France, Canada, England, Germany, and Austria today. Thousands gathered in front of Agos newspaper in Şişli, İstanbul where Dink was murdered 10 years ago today (January 19). Carrying […]

Commemorating Hrant Dink

AGOS Friends of Hrant invited people to the former office of Agos, where Hrant Dink was shot 10 years ago. KESK Chair Lami Özgen, EMEP Chair Selma Gürkan, EMEP members Levent Tüzel and Güven Gerçek, linguist Necmiye Alpay, academic Onur Hamzaoğlu are in front of Agos as well. In addition to the sound of duduk, […]

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.

Yarkadaş: Summary of Proceedings Prepared for 17,000 Social Media Users

BIA News Desk Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul MP and Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) Security and Intelligence Commission member Barış Yarkadaş has declared that police prepared summary of proceedings for 17,000 social media users and addresses of 45,000 others are being tried to be located. Stating that social media sharings are being monitored […]

Yılmazer: You should arrest the minister of interior who assigned me

AGOS Today, Ali Fuat Yılmazer continued to present his defence. Reminding ECHR ruling of ineffective investigation against Trabzon Gendarmerie, Directorate of Security and Istanbul Directorate of Security, Yılmazer said: “I am arrested because of new evidences that don’t exist. They haven’t shown me any document. Ogün Samast’s statement is not serious. Muhittin Zenit denied what […]

Turkey’s government bans labor strike by deeming it ‘damaging to national security’

BİRGÜN DAİLY Turkey has been ruled under state of emergency and through the statutory decrees passed by Council of Ministers since the coup attempt of last year in July. While the government’s hardest crackdown has been on the media, public sphere has also been targeted through bans on assembling, demonstrations, and, at times, even cultural […]

Turkey’s PM Yıldırım: ‘Presidential system is my project’

BİRGÜN DAİLY Second round of parliamentary sessions on the proposal for a new constitution in Turkey was started yesterday (January 18). Mostly referred to as the ‘presidential system package’, the amendments proposed by Turkey’s ruling party AKP and backed by MHP are aimed at enhancing the power of the president and his/her influence over the […]