Hundreds gathered in front of Agos newspaper headquarters in Istanbul’s Sisli district on Saturday to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was murdered in 2007.

The crowd observed a moment of silence at 15:05 local time (12:05 GMT), the moment when Dink was assassinated in front of his workplace where he served as editor-in-chief.

Filiz Ali, Turkish pianist, and daughter of famous Turkish poet and writer Sabahattin Ali, who was murdered in 1948 spoke in the journalist’s memory saying, “We don’t give up, we don’t go anywhere else.”

Dink’s wife Rakel and children Arat, Delal and Sera were also present at the commemoration ceremony.

While Dink’s juvenile murderer Ogun Samast was sentenced to 22 years in jail, many people believe those behind the assassination remain at large.

Police and other security forces were mobilised to provide protection and the district was shut off to traffic. Commemorators were frisked before being let in into the area.

 

 

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