Police Capture Killer of Turkish-Armenian Writer Hrant Dink

Turkish officials captured the murderer of Turkish-Armenian writer, Hrant Dink!

A man identified as Ogun Samast (C), accused of killing Turkish-Armenian author Hrant Dink, hides his face as he is led away by police officers after he was captured in Turkey’s Black Sea town of Samsun, late January 20, 2007. Turkish police on Saturday arrested the suspected killer of Hink who had angered nationalists with articles referring to a Turkish ‘genocide’ of Armenians. (REUTERS)

Armenian officials are outraged at the killing of the Armenian genocide author:

The speaker of Armenia’s parliament, Tigran Torosyan went even further.

“Following the murder, Turkey should not even dream about joining the European Union,” the Armenian news agency Arminfo quoted him as saying.

The two countries still have no official relations since Armenia gained independence after the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991.


Ogun Samast, suspected killer of prominent Turkish-Armenian writer Hrant Dink, is seen in an undated photo. Turkish police on Saturday arrested the suspected killer of Dink who had angered nationalists(?) with articles referring to a Turkish ‘genocide’ of Armenians. (REUTERS/Anatolian)

Ogun fled the scene shouting, “I shot the infidel!”

But, Charles Johnson notes that this mysteriously omitted from the news reports of prominent Turkish-Armenian writer Hrant Dink.

Panarmenian News reported this on the killing:

Eyewitnesses have seen the murderer of Hrant Dink. Muharrem Gozutok, a restaurant owner near the newspaper offices, said the assailant looked about 20, wore jeans and a cap and shouted, “I shot at the non-Muslim” as he left the scene. It’s worth reminding that the cameras near the crime scene have fixed a young man with a gun in his hands, who was running away from the scene.

It makes sense it made it into the Armenian news reports.
After all, they do have a dreadful history with the Turks.

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