Turkish-Armenian writer shot dead
Hrant Dink, a prominent voice in Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, has been killed by a gunman at the entrance to his newspaper's offices in Istanbul on Friday.
Dink, a 53-year-old Turkish journalist of Armenian descent, had been tried many times for publicising the killings of Armenians by Turks at the beginning of the 20th century.
He was the editor of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos and a public figure in Turkey.
Dink was most recently convicted in October of "insulting Turkishness" and received a six-month suspended sentence. He had received threats from nationalists, who viewed him as a traitor.