Friday, January 18, 2008

One year ago

Hrant Dink...and how fare are the investigations?


Sincerae (means "Morningstar") said...

I read that Dink's son has been prosecuted under the anti-Turkishness law. Is it true?

From what I'm seeing there is an element in Turkey which is very similar to what we had here under the Ku Klu Klan that threatens the population and keeps it silent and compliant, ie. various politicians, journalists, and other assorted nationalist groups. 'Don't make waves or the bullet or knife awaits you,' is the silent, unwritten threat. The Klan let the population know that the burning cross, the bullet or the rope waited for you. I come across more and more older white people here who tell me that they never agreed with what happened in the past. But they knew to keep their mouths shut in their time. I believe it is the same today in Turkey. An entire population has been brainwashed and the rest who are in the know keep silent because they know what awaits them.

Dink was a brave man, and tried to be the conscience of a nation. I hope that eventually the Turkish people will be freed from the kind of bondage my parents and other generations lived under.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Yes Sincerea, his son was prosecuted by the same guy as his father.
And on October 11, 2007, Arat Dink was convicted of insulting Turkey's identity for republishing his father's remarks. He was given a one-year suspended sentence for "insulting Turkishness", like his father before him.
Only for this, Turkey must be left out of the the EU.