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- DescriptionExplores the legacy of an assassinated journalist and activist 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 gecide 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 mirity. 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 w available for an English-speaking audience on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian gecide.
- Author BiographyTuba Candar, the author, is a Turkish writer and journalist. Gerard Libaridian is editor of Transaction's Armenian Studies series. Maureen Freely, who translated this work, is a novelist and a professor at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
- Author(s)Tuba Candar
- PublisherTransaction Publishers
- Date of Publication30/12/2015
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationSomerset, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTransaction Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight525 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byMaureen Freely
- Introduction byGerard J. Libaridian
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