Book On Hrant Dink Murder Released In Turkey


2009/06/ 10 | 11:28


A book entitled "The Hrant Dink Murder – The Media, Judiciary, State"
was published last week in Turkey. Author Kemal Goktaº is a judiciary
reporter with the Turkish daily Vatan.

The book delves into the bigger picture behind the assassination
of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in front of his office in
Istanbul in 2007. Goktaº explores the role of the media in turning
Dink into a target and how the state and judiciary also played their
part in the incident leading to Dink’s murder

Goktaº was among ten Turkish journalists that traveled to Armenia last
week in a joint venture by the International Hrant Dink Foundation
and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. "I went to Armenia for the first
time. It was a very impressive trip. The Armenians are experiencing
a trauma and mourning passed on from generation to generation. Most
of the people I’ve met had their roots in Anatolia; they were very
friendly to us," Goktaº said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS