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Editor of Turkish daily gets Hrant Dink award

14:18, 16.09.2011 Region: Armenia, Diaspora, Turkey Theme: Society

International Hrant Dink Foundation awarded chief editor of Turkish Taraf newspaper Ahmet Altan and Mexican journalist, human rights defender Lydia Caco.

Receiving the award, Altan said he would give it to a person who will find murderers of Hrant Dink.  

An annual award is granted to activists and journalists who are struggling for human rights and freedom of speech.

Hrant Dink, chief editor of the bilingual Armenian-Turkish Agos newspaper, was killed near his office in Istanbul on January 19, 2007 by Turkish ultranationalist Ogun Samast.

 

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