Hrant Dink

Turkish newspaper editor, journalist and columnist

Hrant Dink (Armenian: Հրանդ Տինք, IPA: [həɹɑnt diːnk]) (15 September 1954 – 19 January 2007) was a Turkish-Armenian editor, journalist and columnist.[1]

Hrant Dink
Born(1954-09-15)September 15, 1954
DiedJanuary 19, 2007(2007-01-19) (aged 52)
Cause of deathAssassination
Alma materIstanbul University
Years active?–2007
Notable work
Founder and editor-in-chief of Agos
Rakel Yağbasan (m. 1976)
ChildrenDelal, Arat, Sera
In memorial of Hrant Dink


As editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos (Ակօս), Dink was a prominent member of the Armenian minority in Turkey.


Hrant Dink was assassinated in Istanbul on 19 January 2007, by Ogün Samast, a 17 year old ultra-nationalist Turk.

A panorama from Halaskargazi boulevard. One hundred thousand mourners marched in Dink's funeral, protesting his assassination. The office of the Agos newspaper, where Dink was gunned down, is near the right edge of the image; it is in the first house to the right from the one with a large black banner hanging down.


  1. "Trial in Editor's Killing Opens, Testing Rule of Law in Turkey". Retrieved 2020-06-08.

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