Istanbul, Shishli, January 19, 2007.
The photo is of the dead body of Hrant Dink; editor of “Agos” weekly published in Turkey.
This murder was the result of nationalist and intolerant atmosphere increasing day by day in Turkey, which is encouraged by the Turkish government. Hrant Dink was the victim of hatred disseminating policy towards Armenians and the policy of denying the Armenian Genocide on state level. This murder gave birth to a new resolution; 1.500.000+1.
Hrant Dink was murdered in January 19, 2007, by three firearm shots in the back of his head, in front of “Agos” editorial office in Shishli. Leaving away the killer had exclaimed “giaour”, which gives reason to believe, that the murder was committed on ground of nationalism.
On suspicion of committing murder, the Turkish policemen had arrested 17 years old Ogyun Samast at the bus station of the city of Samsun, who had confessed his deed during the very first investigation.
At the police station the Turkish policemen had taken photos with the killer with the portrait of Ataturk and the Turkish flag, thereby “honoring” the killer as a hero.
Up today the real organizer
“I am a person, who understands the suffering of his nation and bears that burden”.
The source of the photograph: Hurriyet, 20.01.2007.
From “100 Photographic Stories about the Armenian Genocide”