Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

January 1, 2016|
Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey by Tuba Candar
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This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide of Anatolia''s Armenians in 1915. As a result of his activism, Dink was assassinated by Turkish nationalists in 2007.

As founder and editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper, Agos, in 1996, Dink was the first secular voice of Turkey''s silenced Christian-Armenian minority. He fought for the democratization of the Turkish political system. This was a risky undertaking, in a country where Armenians live as closed communities; it was also unprecedented in Turkey. Dink was prosecuted three times for "insulting and denigrating Turkishness" and ultimately convicted.

The biography is written as an oral history, and assembles a mosaic of memories as told by Dink''s family, friends, and comrades. Dink''s own "voice," in the form of his writings, is also included. Originally published in Turkey, it is now available for an English-speaking audience on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Tuba Çandar, the author, is a Turkish writer and journalist. Gerard Libaridian is is retired professor of history and Alex Manouqian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He served as advisor to Levon Ter-Petrosyan, first president of Armenia, in the 1990s. Maureen Freely is a novelist and a prof...
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Title:Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:404 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:404 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0 in
Published:January 1, 2016
Publisher:Routledge
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781412862684

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