ISTANBUL (News.am) — A commemoration event devoted to the 11th anniversary of the assassination of journalist Hrant Dink, was held Friday, January 19, outside the former office of Agos weekly, which the late Dink had founded.
The Friends of Hrant organization as well as several NGOs coordinated the event.
Hrant Dink, the founder and chief editor of Agos, was gunned down on January 19, 2007, outside the then office of this newspaper.
In 2011, the perpetrator, Ogün Samast, was sentenced by a juvenile court to 22 years and ten months for the murder.
After long court proceedings and appeals, however, a new probe was ultimately launched into this murder case, pointing the finger at numerous former and current senior Turkish officials’ complicity in this assassination.
Crowds flocked to the former address of Agos in Istanbul’s Shishli district, Hurriyet Daily News reported.