Jan 20 2015
8 years passed since Dink’s murder, demand for justice stronger than ever
8 years have passed since Armenian Turkish journalist Hrant Dink was
gunned down in broad daylight outside the Agos newspaper’s Ã„Â°stanbul
office on January 19, 2007. Resentment is high over the lack of any
progress in the investigation behind the murder.
Many have implicated that gunman, OgÃ¼n Samast, was not in any way
acting on his own. The case filed by the lawyers of the Dink family
cites evidence which states that the police in Ã„Â°stanbul and Trabzon
were linked to Samast, and were well aware of his travel plans and
On January 13 two officers from the Trabzon Police department were
arrested for negligence and misconduct. However this development is
far from any consolidation for the public outcry.
With eight years passed and little progress, the pursuit of the Dink
murder case has been a point of public solidarity and a cause
championed by masses.