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Archive for December, 2009

Will State Intelligence Bring Light into Dink Murder Case?

Erol ÖNDROĞLU BİA News Center Today’s 11th hearing in the Hrant Dink muder case at the Istanbul 14th High Criminal Court will be followed by European Union – Turkey Joint Parliamentary Commission co-chair Hélene Flautre and European Parliament Greens Advisor Ali Yurttagül. International Writers Association PEN board member Eugene Schoulgin and Lin Stensrud and Trine […]

The Armenian Community of Istanbul: Confronting new challenges and old realities

Edik BAGHDASARYAN and Hrant GADARIGIAN Azad-Hye Middle East Armenian Portal During a recent working visit to Istanbul the Editors of ”Hetq” (Edik Baghdasaryan and Hrant Gadarigian) had the opportunity to visit the offices of the ”Agos” newspaper founded by the late Hrant Dink. While there we were able to interview Pakrat Estukyan, the Armenian-language Editor, […]

Prosecution for Books about Dink Murder

Erol ÖNDROĞLU BİA News Center Up to now, 3 cases have been opened against Milliyet newspaper journalist Nedim Şener on the grounds of his book “The Dink Murder and the Lies of the Intelligence”. Şener faces prison sentence of up to 32 years 6 months in total. The next hearing takes place tomorrow (16 December) […]

Writer’s Case Pending for 2 Years

Erol ÖNDROĞLU BİA News Center The case against writer Temel Demirer under article 301 of the Turkish Criminal Code (TCK) on “Insulting the Turkish People, Republic of Turkey and Governmental Institutions and Bodies” has been pending for more than 2 years. Demirer is tried on the grounds of his statement “Hrant Dink was not murdered […]

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 […]

Decision in Favour of Armenian Agos Newspaper Sparks Hopes

Erol ÖNDROĞLU BİA News Center The Şişli (Istanbul) 2nd Magistrate Criminal Court handed down a 8,000 TL (€ 3640) monetary fine to Kenan Celepoğlu on the grounds of electronic mails he sent to the Armenian Agos newspaper which allegedly contained insults, threats and racism. The lawyers of the weekly newspaper brought a charge against an […]

Email harasser must pay $5,300 for racist threats against Armenian newspaper, Istanbul court rules

Lou Ann MATOSSIAN The Armenian Reporter Minneapolis – Sparking hopes for the Turkish judiciary system, the Sisli (Istanbul) Second Magistrate Criminal Court has convicted a fourth individual of harassing the Istanbul Armenian weekly Agos, reported the BIA News Center on Dec. 15. Kenan Celepoglu of Samsun was fined 8,000 TL ($5,286) for “insult via an […]

UN Award for Turkish Caricaturist Firuz Kutal

Bawer ÇAKIR BİA News Center The United Nations (UN) awarded Turkish peace and human rights activist and caricaturist Firuz Kutal with the “Political Caricature” price for his work entitled “Peace Doves”. Kutal lives in Norway and criticized the United States of America with his caricature at the time when the USA invaded Iraq despite wide-spread […]

Major new publication on Turkey’s Armenian community explores historic roots, today’s reality

Lou Ann MATOSSIAN The Armenian Reporter Minneapolis – Undermining stereotypes about Armenians from within Turkish society, a comprehensive new book published in Istanbul seeks to reintroduce the Armenian community to the Turkish-speaking majority, Nouvelles d’Arménie and Nor Zartonk report. In Armenians in Turkey: Community, Individual, Citizen, authors Günay Göksu Ozdogan, Fusun Üstel, Karin Karakasli, and […]