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    Turkish-Armenian journalist shot dead

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    19.01.2007 - 15:42 | Son Güncelleme:

    Turkish journalist of Armenian descent Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, was shot dead in front of his office building in Istanbul. Dink was attacked by gunman or gunmen while leaving the building on Halaskargazi Street. Dink died instantly at the scene.

    Turkish police carry out their operations in Istanbul to arrest the suspect of the murder of Turkish journalist of Armenian descent Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos.

    The suspect who shot Dink is reported to be at the age of 18-19, wearing a jean and a white hat. Policemen took measures to arrest the suspect in the region, subway and bus stations.
         
    HRANT DINK

    Prominent and active in various democratic platforms and civil society organizations, Hrant Dink emphasized the need for democratization in Turkey and focused on the issues of free speech, civic rights and issues pertaining to the
    Armenian community in Turkey.

    Hrant Dink was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Agos weekly in Istanbul, a newspaper published in Armenian and Turkish. He also wrote for the national dailies, Zaman and Birgun.

    Born in eastern city of Malatya on September 15th, 1954, Dink moved to Istanbul at the age of seven where he lived since. He received his primary and secondary education in Armenian community schools and graduated from the Zoology Department of Istanbul University. He then continued his education at the Philosophy Department at the same university.

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