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Turkish game part of memorial for slain journalist

A memorial for slain journalist Hrant Dink has captured a lot of attention for a number of reasons, but one of the most interesting things is that it happens to include the first editorial video game to come out of Turkey. Hrant Dink is not a well-known name in the United States, but the man […]

220 Armenian Intellectuals Exiled in 1915 Commemorated

Bawer ÇAKIR BIANET On 24 April 1915, over 200 Armenian intellectuals were exiled and then killed. The Human Rights Association commemorated this loss to Armenian, Ottoman and Turkish society. The Human Rights Association’s (İHD) Committee against Racism and Discrimination commemorated 24 April 1915, the day that Armenians worldwide recognise as the beginning of the forced […]

“Armenian Women in Turkey Are Doubly Discriminated Against”

Semir YORULMAZ BIANET Writer Karin Karakaşlı spoke at a panel on “The other’s other: Armenian women”, saying that every identity requires labour and has a price. Kayuş Çalıkman Gavrilof spoke of the need for women to organise. “We are ostracised for being Armenian, and then, as if that was not enough, we are ostracised again […]

Agos Newspaper Interview with Kürkçü on Armenian Question

Robert KOPTAŞ AGOS Robert Koptaş from the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos interviews bianet’s Ertuğrul Kürkçü, following the latter’s article entitled “An apology owed”, published in Turkish on bianet’s website on 19 January 2009. The article “An apology owed” which Ertuğrul Kürkçü wrote for bianet on 19 January 2009, the second anniversary of the murder of Agos […]

School Books are Turkish, Muslim, Male, Heterosexual and Racist

Bawer ÇAKIR BIANET The findings of the second project of monitoring Turkish school books for human rights violations, run by the History Foundation and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, have been published as a book. “…The father is the person who makes the living for the family. The mother is the father’s hepler, and […]

Friends and Family Commemorate Hrant Dink

Bawer ÇAKIR BIANET Journalist Aydin spoke about the hope which Dink, as a socialist Armenian, inspired in others. Dalkıran summarised the events of the murder trial so far. On Saturday, 17 January, the Nor Zantonk organisation held a commemorative event for Hrant Dink, the Armenian-Turkish journalist who was murdered on 19 January, exactly two years […]

“Being a Minority in Turkey” Survey Results in English

You can download our “Being a Minority in Turkey” called 2007 survey´s results under this link: Please click to download “Being a Minority in Turkey” Survey´s Results 2007.

Turkish game part of memorial for slain journalist

Kerem Demirbas has created Turkey’s first political game, “Huys,” which attempts to confront and render visual the nation’s ongoing struggle to come to terms with the haunting legacy of the 1915 genocide of Armenians committed by the then Ottoman Empire. “Huys,” which means hope, establishes a game world that draws attention to the recent murder […]