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Family Boycotts Retrial for Murder Of Turkish-Armenian Journalist

The family of Hrant Dink issues an open letter of indignation after an appeals court decision that his case be reviewed, six years after the murder.
Protesters gather in front of the office of the Agos newspaper during a demonstration in Istanbul January 19, 2009, to mark the second anniversary of the killing of Turkish Armenian editor Hrant Dink.  REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY) - RTR23LJK
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It was an assassination that left an extraordinary mark on the Turkish judiciary, justice and public conscience. So did the tragedy it symbolized. With the case of Hrant Dink returned to ground zero six years after the murder, the victim’s family lost its patience in an open letter.

Hrant Dink, editor of the weekly Agos, the voice of Turkey’s Armenian community, was gunned down on Jan. 19, 2007, in a busy Istanbul street by a young man named Ogun Samast. The murder reverberated beyond Turkey’s borders in a matter of hours.

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