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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Salt in the wound

"Arat Dink, the son of slain journalist Hrant Dink, and another Armenian-Turkish journalist working at Agos, Sargis Serobyan, have been charged under Turkey's Article 301 for "insulting Turkishness" because of their continued work in honoring Hrant Dink's memory. On Thursday, prosecutors were in court seeking up to three years of jail time for the pair in a case stemming from their publication of an interview in which Hrant Dink discussed the Armenian Genocide.

Hrant Dink was assassinated outside the offices of his Agos newspaper in Istanbul on January 19, 2007. Authorities have arrested 19 individuals in the killing."

And Turkey wants to join the European Union. Good job, fellas.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what can you do...

the turks are who they are... maybe the United States should invade and provide liberty and hope to the freedom loving peoples of turkey, as they have so graciously done in Iraq, Serbia, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuala, etc.

4:19 p.m.  

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