Worried Lebanese

thought crumbs on lebanese and middle eastern politics

Murder in Istanbul

Posted by worriedlebanese on 20/01/2007

hrant_dink_021.jpgHrant Dink, the editor of the bilingual Armenian/Turkish Agos newspaper was shot dead in Istanbul.
He had been receiving threats for a while and had been dragged to the courts for “insulting turkishness”.
Interestingly enough, his murder was described as insulting turkishness by the Turkish authorities. This is a similar argument one hears in the Middle East: ‘tarnishing the state’s image or reputation’…
Interesting comment on the following blog:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harut-sassounian/murder-of-an-armenian-jou_b_39650.html

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