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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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Human Rights Watch: Turkey “increasingly autocratic”

Human Rights Watch issued its annual report today.  The section on Turkey notes some positive steps, including a reform package, efforts at a peace process with Kurds in Turkey, and the hosting of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.  Nonetheless, … 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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Article 301: End it, don’t Amend it

Up until 2008, prosecutions under Article 301 were a regular event in Turkey.  A string of individuals, including activists, politicians, and artists were targeted under a law which made “denigrating Turkishness” a criminal act.  Among those targeted for prosecution were … 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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A bad start to a good idea

It sounded good on paper.  In theory, Turkey’s new ombudsman program is meant to be an important tool for protecting citizen rights.  Unfortunately, major problems are already evident. Human Rights Watch has issued a powerful critique of the way Turkey … Continue reading

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