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Hrant Dink Murdered: Turkish-Armenian journalist shot dead in Istanbul

A popular and controversial Turkish journalist of Armenian descent, sympathetic to the cause of Armenian Genocide recognition, was shot dead in Istanbul today.

Hrant Dink, the editor of the Armenian-language "Agos" was shot four times while leaving his offices Friday (January 19) afternoon.

Dink, who had often run afoul of Turkish government policy for his editorials favoring Armenian viewpoints, was recently found guilty of "insulting Turkishness". He escaped Turkish prison on a provisional sentence, and had pledged to appeal his conviction to the European Court of Human Rights.

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