Turkish Intellectuals Express Support For Hrant Dink Sentenced ToImp

TURKISH INTELLECTUALS EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR HRANT DINK SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT

Noyan Tapan News Agency, Armenia
Oct 12 2005

ANKARA, OCTOBER 12, NOYAN TAPAN. Hrant Dink, the Agos newspaper
editor-in-chief, convicted and given a six-month suspended prison
sentence for insulting Turkey in one of his articles, has received
support from journalists, writers, academics, association chairmen
and artists.

Intellectuals, including journalist Ali Bayramoglu, author Oya Baydar,
Confederation of Revolutionary Workers’ Unions (DISK) Secretary-General
Musa Jam, Istanbul Chamber of Doctors Chairman Gengay Gorsoy, Human
Rights Association Istanbul Branch Chairwoman Eren Keskin, publisher
Zarakolu and member of the board of International PEN Eugene Schoulgin
visited Dink in two separate groups.

After their visit to the Agos newspaper building Oya Baydar, a Turkish
writer, offered a statement to the press and said: “As citizens, we
want to announce that we are proud of being fellow countrypersons of
Hrant Dink. We will always support him.”
From: Baghdasarian

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