F R O M 1 9 J A N U A R Y T O 1 9 J A N U A R Y
Hrant Dink , writer and editor of Agos newspaper, was shot on 19 January 2007 in Istanbul, in the middle of the street in front of the newspaper he founded. The assassination was prepared around a systematic campaign of smears and provocation; and he had been condemned with claims that he had written and spoken words that he never had, and never would have. He was threatened, forced into a corner, and finally, they shot him..
Hrant Dink's funeral in Istanbul
"I see myself as frightened, the way a dove might be, but I know that the people in this country would never harm a dove." Hrant Dink
"Kendimi bir guvercinin ruh tedirginligi icinde gorebilirim, ama biliyorum ki bu ulkede guvercinlere dokunulmaz."
Painting by Nevin Hirik "after you were gone" 2008 Acrylic on linen 110 x 110 cm Private collection