Dink and his lawyer, Fethiye Cetin, said they would appeal the decision.
The court said Dink's article "was not an expression of opinion with the aim of criticizing, but was intended to be insulting and offensive," reported the Anatolia news agency said.
"Our client has done absolutely nothing wrong," Cetin told AFP, but said she would not comment further without seeing the minutes of the hearing.
Dink, who did not attend the hearing, told AFP that he would appeal "to the full extent of the law." "If the sentence is confirmed, it will mean I have insulted these people (the Turks) and it would be great dishonor for me to live on the same street, in the same neighborhood, in the same country as them," he said.
"Such a thing would be impossible for me... If I cannot explain to this (Turkish) society that I had no such intentions, I'll leave the country, I'll go away."