Barbaros Altug beim Hrant Dink Memorial in Amsterdam

January 19, 2020 is the 13th anniversary of the murder of the Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink.

In his last column in Armenian weekly Agos, a few hours before he was shot, he sighs to the government: „Do they know what it is that is condemned to be a timid pigeon? Do you know?“


The world was shocked when on 19 January 2007 the Armenian-Turkish journalist and editor in chief of the weekly newspaper Agos, Hrant Dink, was shot in cold blood at the door of his office in Istanbul by a seventeen-year-old Turkish nationalist. Despite being threatened, he had continued as an advocate for mutual respect between the majority population and minorities in Turkey; Dink emphatically brought the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to the attention of the public in Turkey, which brought him to prosecution. Turkey has a long tradition of political killings. 13 years after the murder, this political murder case, like many other political murder cases in Turkey, has still not been clarified.

Multi-instrumentalist / composer Aktas Erdogan will play duduk that evening. Writer and journalist Barbaros Altug will talk about nowadays‘ Turkey and the reasons why the murder of journalist Hrant Dink has never been fully clarified under the leadership of Maral Jefroudi, the reasons behind the violent aggression and contemporary hatred of the Turkish state against Armenians, other minorities and dissenters?

Tribute to the 13 years ago murdered Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

Organized by International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) and Federation of Armenian Organizations in the Netherlands (FAON)

© Erkan Resmi

Der neue Roman von Barbaros Altug „Sticht in meine Seele“ bei dem es u.a. um den Genozid an den Armenier*innen und die Ermordung von Hrant Dink geht, erscheint Anfang Februar bei Orlanda. Freuen Sie sich mit uns auf eine wunderbare Geschichte aus dem Leben!

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