17715
4
Vote World Rank
22
Vote Turkey Rank
8

Country: Turkey

About Hrant Dink
Hrant Dink (Armenian: Հրանդ Տինք, pronounced həˈɾɑnt dinkʰ) (September 15, 1954 – January 19, 2007) was a Turkish-Armenian editor, journalist and columnist. As editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos (Ակօս), Dink was a prominent member of the Armenian minority in Turkey. Dink was best known for advocating Turkish-Armenian reconciliation and human and minority rights in Turkey; he was often critical of both Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide, and of the Armenian diaspora's campaign for its international recognition. Dink was prosecuted three times for denigrating Turkishness, while receiving numerous death threats from Turkish nationalists. Hrant Dink was assassinated in Istanbul in January 2007, by Ogün Samast, a 17-year old Turkish nationalist. This was shortly after the premiere of the genocide documentary "Screamers" in which he is interviewed about Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and the case against him under article 301. While Samast has since been taken into custody, photographs of the assassin flanked by smiling Turkish police and gendarmerie, posing with the killer side by side in front of the Turkish flag, have since surfaced. The photos created a scandal in Turkey, prompting a spate of investigations and the removal from office of those involved. At his funeral, two hundred thousand mourners marched in protest of the assassination, chanting "We are all Armenians" and "We are all Hrant Dink". Criticism of Article 301 became increasingly vocal after his death, leading to parliamentary proposals for repeal.

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Hrant Dink with your referrer link and earn 10 points

p: 2

p: 1

p: 1

p: 1

Hrant Dink Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

Turkey Writers & Authors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
4. Mehmet Akif Ersoy 23679
5. Mustafa Balbay 22099
6. Ziya Gökalp 18584
7. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408
8. Hrant Dink 17715
9. Ömer Seyfettin 13848
10. Ehmedi Xani 13479
11. Orhan Pamuk 9741
12. Atilla İlhan 8205

Writers & Authors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
18. Veer Savarkar 18753
19. Ziya Gökalp 18584
20. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408
21. Suleiman Mousa 18172
22. Hrant Dink 17715
23. Monteiro Lobato 17445
24. Aeschylus 17226
25. Guimarães Rosa 17001
26. Dostoyevsky 16901

Hrant Dink Photos

Today Overall Show All

Hrant Dink Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 64233 8004188
2 Romania 15476 520654
3 Brazil 14721 4699438
4 India 12525 3692797
5 South Korea 11887 1715947
6 Portugal 6061 281090
7 Russia 3829 1322180
8 Iran 3716 4158068
9 Germany 2336 74015
10 United States of America 2065 1421130
11 United Kingdom 1804 887405
12 Syria 1784 1389277
13 Macedonia 1735 951421
14 Serbia 1402 210506
15 Poland 1083 404380
16 Ukraine 979 228652
17 Saudi Arabia 969 769705
18 Bulgaria 718 323406
19 Jordan 712 517787
20 Israel 626 67091
21 France 515 84338
22 Palestine 461 151802
23 Lebanon 275 541047
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 183 359908
25 Sri Lanka 144 8701
26 Greece 108 416174
27 Pakistan 107 274720
28 Norway 90 14729
29 Iraq 49 850079
30 Afghanistan 13 5591494
31 Indonesia 7 43755
32 Egypt 3 958938
33 Faroe Islands 2 3014
34 Belarus 2 2614
35 Malaysia 2 11332
36 Tunisia 2 40346
37 Spain 1 83237
38 Mexico 1 37801
39 Moldova 0 11059
40 Monaco 0 31
41 Mongolia 0 2
42 Montenegro 0 96
43 Morocco 0 347003
44 Mozambique 0 0
45 Myanmar 0 40
46 Namibia 0 0
47 Nauru 0 0
48 Nepal 0 0
49 Netherlands 0 282
50 New Zealand 0 12332
51 Nicaragua 0 0
52 Niger 0 0
53 Nigeria 0 10
54 Northern Cyprus 0 374
55 Maldives 0 3
56 Mali 0 0
57 Malta 0 311
58 Mauritania 0 0
59 Mauritius 0 0
60 Kosovo 0 2950
61 Kuwait 0 63815
62 Kyrgyzstan 0 93
63 Laos 0 0
64 Latvia 0 0
65 Lesotho 0 0
66 Liberia 0 3
67 Libya 0 143
68 Liechtenstein 0 0
69 Lithuania 0 35
70 Luxembourg 0 0
71 Macau 0 0
72 Oman 0 4
73 Madagascar 0 0
74 Malawi 0 0
75 Panama 0 1
76 Papua New Guinea 0 0
77 Paraguay 0 13
78 Peru 0 1632
79 Philippines 0 618
80 Rwanda 0 0
81 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
82 Saint Lucia 0 0
83 Samoa 0 0
84 San Marino 0 0
85 Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
86 Puerto Rico 0 1384
87 Qatar 0 0
88 Sudan 0 147
89 Suriname 0 0
90 Swaziland 0 0
91 Sweden 0 22247
92 Switzerland 0 603121
93 Seychelles 0 0
94 Sierra Leone 0 0
95 Singapore 0 1
96 Slovakia 0 11880
97 Slovenia 0 57
98 Solomon Islands 0 0
99 Somalia 0 32
100 Somaliland 0 0