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Hrant Dink
An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

ISBN 9781412862684
Published December 30, 2015 by Routledge
404 Pages

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Book Description

This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide of Anatolia's Armenians in 1915. As a result of his activism, Dink was assassinated by Turkish nationalists in 2007.

As founder and editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper, Agos, in 1996, Dink was the first secular voice of Turkey's silenced Christian-Armenian minority. He fought for the democratization of the Turkish political system. This was a risky undertaking, in a country where Armenians live as closed communities; it was also unprecedented in Turkey. Dink was prosecuted three times for "insulting and denigrating Turkishness" and ultimately convicted.

The biography is written as an oral history, and assembles a mosaic of memories as told by Dink's family, friends, and comrades. Dink's own "voice," in the form of his writings, is also included. Originally published in Turkey, it is now available for an English-speaking audience on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Transaction Edition
Tuba candar


Introduction to the Transaction Edition x
Gerard J. Libaridian

Guide to Turkish Pronunciation

Rakel's Letter

My Hrant

Lying on the Pavement

Raising Hrant from The Pavement

Book One: Khent Hrant

Part I: An Abandoned Child

1 The Hamam of the Infidels

2 The Fisherman's Basket

3 The Orphanage

4 The Lost Civilization of Atlantis: The Armenian Children's Camp

Part II: Madcap
5 Heartbreaker

6 First Rebellion

7 A New Name and a New Life

Part III: Eternal Love

8 Rakel, the Girl from the Mountains

9 Love at First Sight

10 Happily Ever After

Part IV: The Struggle to Make a Living

11 The First Family Business

12 A Student Like No Other

Part V: The Dissident

13 The Swallow's Nest

14 The Ballad of the Prisons

15 The Company of Suspect Soldiers

Part VI: The Businessman

16 Beyaz Adam (The White Man)

17 The Gambler

Part VII: Family Man

18 Three Apples Fall from the Sky

19 The Dink Brothers

Part VIII: A Sad Farewell

20 The Lost Letter

Book Two: Baron Hrant

Part I: Looking

21 Hrant's Agos

22 From the Agos Perspective

23 A World Called Agos

Part II: Touching

24 An Armenian in Turkey

25 A Turkish Armenian in the Armenian World

Part III: Seeing

26 The Road to Recovery

Part IV: Knowing

27 The Beginning of the End

28 The Hunt

29 Fluttering Like a Pigeon

Part V: Dying

30 A Time for Psalms

31 Last Embrace


Hrant Dink: A Chronology

The Voices in the Book


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