Street to be Named After Hrant Dink

The Malatia, Turkey, Municipality has made a decision to rename after Hrant Dink the street where the late editor-in-chief of the Istanbul based bilingual Agos newspaper was born, the Mayor of Malatia Ahmet Cakir stated.

Ahmed Cakir noted that there are a number of streets in Malatia bearing the same names and while making decisions on renaming the streets the municipality paid special attention to the fact of contribution to public life had made the persons who were born in those streets and died because of certain reasons.

Dink was murdered in broad daylight on January 27, 2007 by 17 year old Turkish nationalist Ogun Samast, in front of the building of his newspaper Agos. After a two year trial, Samast was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to 22 years and 10 months in prison.

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