NEW TRIAL OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH EDITOR BEGINS IN ISTANBUL

source: www.hurriyetim.com.tr
Journal of Turkish Weekly, Turkey
May 17 2006

Hrant Dink, a Turkish citizen of Armenian origin, is accused of
"attempting to influence the judiciary" when his newspaper ran articles
criticizing a law that makes it a crime to "insults Turkishness." The
law has been used to indict writers and intellectuals, including Dink
himself and novelist Orhan Pamuk, for commenting on the mass killings
of Armenians by Turks around World War I.

Turkey denies claims by Armenians and others that the killings amounted
to genocide.

The cases against Pamuk and Dink have raised concerns about freedom
of speech in the European Union, which Turkey aspires to join.

Three other writers from the "Agos" newspaper, including Dink's son,
also went on trial today.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress