Arat Dink

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Arat Dink (born 1979 in İstanbul-Turkey) is a Turkish journalist of Armenian origin and the executive editor of Agos, a bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper published in Istanbul. He is the son of Hrant Dink, the former editor-in-chief of the same paper, who was murdered by Ogün Samast, a Turkish ultra-nationalist who was seventeen years old at the time.

Arat Dink has been brought to trial as a co-defendant as the executive editor of Agos along with Serkis Seropyan, holder of the weekly's publishing license in the third and last case that was opened against Hrant Dink on charges of 'denigrating Turkishness' under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code. The charge was pressed in September 2006 after Agos republished a July 14, 2006 interview of Hrant Dink by the Reuters news agency where Hrant Dink referred to the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

The charges against Hrant Dink were dropped in the first hearing of the case, originally scheduled for March 22, 2007 and re-scheduled to June 14, 2007 due to his death and continued for Serkis Seropyan and Arat Dink, with the second hearing scheduled for July 18, 2007. At the court hearing, Arat Dink accused judges of contributing to his father's death by making him a target thanks to their high-profile...
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