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    Hrant Dink's only book published in Istanbul
    28.06.2008 15:13 GMT+04:00

    /PanARMENIAN.Net/ An international foundation that was founded to
    promote Turkish-Armenian relations following the 2007 murder of famous
    Turkish-Armenian writer and journalist Hrant Dink, has published
    Dink's first and only book.

    The International Hrant Dink Foundation's publicity cocktail for the
    book `Two Close Nations, Two Distant Neighbors' was held on Thursday
    at the Tutun Deposu in the Tophane quarter of Istanbul, with the
    attendance of the murdered journalist's wife, Rakel, his daughter,
    Sera, Etyen Mahjupyan, who took over the post of editor-in-chief of
    the Armenian daily Agos after Dink's demise, and a number of other
    journalists, academics and intellectuals, such as Ali Bayramoglu,
    Prof. Ahmet nsel, Esber Yagmurdereli and Hakan Tahmaz.

    In a short speech, Rakel Dink said: `We live on for the continuity of
    that courageous voice. He used to speak out for justice without asking
    questions or questioning things. We should follow in his footsteps for
    the sake of justice. Let my husband's ears ring.'

    `Hrant Dink never wrote a book. He used to make fun of this situation,
    saying, `I'm a writer without a book.' This humorous approach also
    points to the fact that Hrant was a man of action. As the founder and
    editor-in-chief of Agos, he developed a style and a way of action,
    primarily on Turkish-Armenian relations, one of the main problems in
    Turkey. He also contributed to the democratization process in Turkey,'
    according to the poster that invited people to the publicity
    cocktail. In the book, Dink talks about the importance of
    Turkish-Armenian relations.

    `He writes that he dedicated the book to the Armenians, Turks and
    Kurds killed during the forced migrations of 1915. `Are we going to
    act like the perpetrators of the great disasters of the past or are we
    going to write new pages in a way befitting a civilized person by
    extracting lessons from those errors? This is the biggest
    responsibility incumbent on us. It's my most important duty to make
    efforts for the improvement of Turkish-Armenian relations,' he writes,
    Zaman reports.