Justice in Turkey asked over Hrant Dink death / PHOTO

Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was commemorated in Istanbul on the third anniversary of his demise.

Justice in Turkey asked over Hrant Dink death / PHOTO

Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was commemorated in Istanbul on the third anniversary of his demise.

Dink, the editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, was shot dead outside the newspaper's office in Istanbul's Sisli neighborhood on January 19, 2007.



During the commemoration ceremony, people chanted slogans asking for justice and opened a banner referring to Dink's remarks, "our sole path should be defending co-existence, this path is the requirement of both wisdom and conscience".

Participants lit candles and left carnations around the banner, and sang Turkish and Armenian folk songs.



Dink's wife, daughters and son also participated in the commemoration ceremony.

Police arrested the suspect a day after the murder (January 20, 2007) and a suspected associate who was identified as Yasin Hayal.



The trial began in July 2007. Prosecutors have asked for a prison term of 18 years up to 24 years for Dink's assassin, and lifetime sentences for two key suspects, Erhan Tuncel and Yasin Hayal, for inciting to murder.


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