WATERTOWN, Mass. — An event honoring the memory of assassinated Turkish-Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink, took place Saturday, February 2, at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC). The program, which marked the first anniversary of Dink’s death, was sponsored by the Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston.
Titled “Commemoration Lectures,” it featured Dr. Taner Akçam, Turkish historian, Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Armenian Weekly and Stephen Kurkjian, Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter formerly of the Boston Globe as speakers.
The evening was a tribute to Dink’s courage and commitment to justice, a call for reform and change in Turkey and an exhortation to promote Dink’s principles in the future.
The evening began with a video of the funeral procession and service for Dink in Istanbul.
It was a day when as many as 200,000 Turkish citizens took to the streets shouting, “We are all Hrant Dink, we are all Armenians.”