Honoring Hrant Dink

Hrant Dink

There have been large demonstrations in Turkey and vigils in Los Angeles to honor the memory of Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor who was murdered yesterday. He was a leader in the movement to have the Armenian genocide recognized as such in Turkey, something which got him a six month suspended sentence for insulting “Turkishness.”

Because, you see, it’s illegal in Turkey to discuss the genocide.