Murder in Istanbul
Posted by worriedlebanese on 20/01/2007
Hrant 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: