Thousands in Turkey march on 7th anniversary of murdered journalist

20 January 2014 11:11
(QHA) - Murdered Armenian journalist Hrant Dink has been remembered with a march through Istanbul on the seventh anniversary of his death. The renowned former editor-in-chief of Agos newspaper was shot dead in broad daylight outside his work premises, Euronews reports. Extreme nationalist teenager, Ogün Samast was convicted of pre-meditated murder and sentenced to 22 years and 10 months in prison for carrying out the assassination. But some people – including those on the march – believe higher powers masterminded the plan against a man who openly rejected Turkey’s denial of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The “Friends of Hrant Dink” organisation set up the march to call for justice in the unresolved case. It claims that almost all of the civil servants who were involved in the death of the journalist were encouraged by the government.