Category Archives: Armenian

Hrant Dink: Still mourned; still awaiting justice

It has been eight years now since Hrant Dink was shot down on a cold Istanbul street. He is still mourned.  He still awaits justice. Dink, an ebullient public intellectual and journalist, was a key figure in Turkey’s dwindling Armenian … Continue reading

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The Strange case of Sevan Nişanyan

The wheels of justice in Turkey sometimes turn slowly or not at all.  Consider the case of Ali Ismail Korkmaz, where key evidence incriminating police in his death was “deleted.”  Or the shocking lack of credible investigation in the Turkish … Continue reading

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The Hrant Dink Case, Seven Years Later

Seven years ago today, journalist Hrant Dink was shot down in cold blood on an Istanbul street.  In cities throughout the world his death will be commemorated today.  And the call for justice will continue. Dink, an ebullient public intellectual … Continue reading

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Arrest Made in Samatya Attacks

In January, Amnesty expressed concern that Turkish authorities had dismissed the possibility of racial motivation prematurely in a string of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.  It called on “Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial … Continue reading

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Amnesty speaks out on attacks against Armenian women in Istanbul (Updated)

Amnesty International has today issued a statement calling on “the Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the series of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.” The statement notes that Turkey is obligated under … Continue reading

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Voices rise against attacks on Armenians

The spate of attacks on Armenians in Istanbul is now receiving considerable attention in the press and among advocacy groups in Turkey.  While initially covered in only the Armenian press, mainstream media outlets are now addressing the issue. Moreover, anti-racism … Continue reading

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New attacks on Armenian women in Istanbul

There have been further attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul. Bianet reports that Sultan Aykar, an 83 year-old Armenian woman was attacked January 22 in Istanbul’s Samatya district, leaving her blind in one eye.  As we noted January 16, there … Continue reading

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Still no Justice for Hrant

Hrant Dink, the chief editor of Agos, was gunned down outside his Istanbul office on  January 19, 2007.  Six years ago this day.

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Update on attacks on Armenians in Istanbul

With the crimes still under investigation by Turkish authorities and little coverage in either the mainstream Turkish press or Western media, information on a series of attacks on Armenians in Istanbul is still extremely limited.   A good, basic summary in … Continue reading

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A Dark Christmas for Armenians in Turkey

A shadow hangs over the Armenian community of Istanbul as it celebrates Christmas this January 6.  On December 28, one of its oldest members, Maritsa Küçük, was brutally murdered in her home. Details of the murder are still limited, but … Continue reading

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