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Friday, January 19, 2007

Sad day

This will be irrelevant to most of you, but I could not, in all good conscience, let this barbarian act pass without some comment.

Hrant Dink, a prominent, outspoken Armenian living in Turkey, who was the editor of the premiere Armenian language newspaper there (Agos Daily), was shot to death today in Turkey. He was one of the dozens of people indicted under Article 301 for "insulting Turkishness," as was this year's Nobel Prize winner, Orhan Pamuk (who was freed on a technicality). So much for freedom of speech!

I didn't know Hrant Dink personally, but it is an example of the Genocide perpetuating itself.

This is the same country that wants to join the European Union; go figure!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE DINK FAMILY AND SANE'R TURKS OF TURKEY.
YOUR MEN WAS A HERO TO US ALL
HE RAN TO WHERE VERY FEW PEOPLE DARED TO WALK
THERES NO SAFE PLACE IN THIS WORLD FOR PEOPLE ON THE FENCE BUT THATS WHERE YOU'LL FIND OUR MOST COURAGES WARRIORS BY CARING ENOUGH ABOUT DOING AWAY WITH THE FENCE AND MOVING IT OUT OF OUR LIVES ,LONE WARRIORS THAT THEY ARE READYLY MARTYR THEMSELVS TO THIS NOBLE CAUSE.

REST IN PEACE AND IN OUR HEARTS MY ARMENIAN HERO!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Pious Labours said...

Thank you for your comments.

Yes, there are definitely sane Turks out there, but there are far too many insane ones in Turkey at present. Turkey must come to grips with them.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

abdullah ocalan would be proud of your statements anonymous...

time for turkey to step up and do the right thing with their kurdish minorities... i.e. their mountain turks

10:15 AM  

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