By Jonathan Wilson
Hrant Dink, was a Turkish-Armenian journalist. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos. He was extremely critical of both the Turkish Republic’s position on the alleged Armenian Genocide, and of the Armenian diaspora’s campaign for its international recognition. Hrant Dink was murdered in Istanbul in January 19th, 2007. The murderer, Ogün Samast, a 17-year old Turkish nationalist was arrested.
Investigations into why he was killed took place and it is believed that Samast was paid to assassinate Hrant Dink. After his death thousands of Turkish mourners marched the streets with slogans and signs saying “We are all Armenians” and “We are all Hrant Dink”.