14 January 2019
On January 19, 2007, Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, was shot dead in broad daylight outside his office in Istanbul. He was 52 years old.
Twelve years after his assassination, the former office location of the newspaper Agos in Sebat Building is about to be turned into a site of memory. Planned to open in April 2019, the site will bear the name of 23.5 Hrant Dink Site of Memory, in reference to an article written by the journalist on April 23, 1996, in the newspaper Agos. Executed by PATTU Architecture, the site will include a permanent installation by contemporary artist Sarkis.
As a dedicated and fearless journalist, Hrant Dink was a fervent advocate for human rights and dialogue in Turkey. His courageous stand on controversial issues contributed to opening new frontiers of debate in Turkish society.
Hrant Dink will always be remembered for his ideas, his profound humanity and his impact on the progressive discourse in Turkey.
For more information on Hrant Dink and on the opening of the site of memory, please visit the website of the Hrant Dink Foundation.