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Remembering Hrant: Journalist mourned amid angry reaction to his murder

Slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is being remembered in Yerevan by colleagues and officials who praise his work while mourning his loss.

Dink was shot dead in Istanbul Friday afternoon outside the offices of Agos newspaper, the bilingual journal he founded in 1996 (see “Hrant Dink Shot Dead”). On Saturday Turkish authorities arrested a 17-year old youth in connection with the murder.

In Yerevan Saturday night, Dink was remembered in a candle-light vigil in Charles Aznavour Square. The journalist was a frequent visitor to Armenia and became something of a national hero after being arrested by the Turkish government for “insulting Turkishness” by writing about the Armenian Genocide.

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