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UPDATED: 09:56, January 20, 2007
EU, U.S. shocked by assassination of Turkish journalist
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The European Union (EU) and the United States said on Friday that they were shocked by the assassination of Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish and Armenian weekly Agos.

European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn said he was shocked and felt deep sorrow over killing of Hrant Dink -- "the defender of freedom of expression in Turkey", the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Meanwhile, U.S. Embassy in Ankara also offered condolences to Dink's family, saying that "we are shocked and deeply troubled to hear that Hrant Dink was killed in an armed attack today in Istanbul."

Hrant Dink, a 53-year-old Turkish citizen of Armenian descent, was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in front of his office building in Sisli district on the European side of Istanbul on Friday.

He had been convicted of insulting Turkey's identity over his comments on the alleged Armenian genocide by Ottoman Turks during World War I and received a six-month suspended sentence.

Dink had received threat from nationalists who considered him as a traitor, the local media reported.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday condemned the murder of Hrant Dink, terming the killing as an attack on the country's unity, peace and stability, Anatolia said.

According to the private NTV channel, police have arrested two people in connection with the murder.

Source: Xinhua


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