Photographer's Note

TO HRANT DINK (ARARAT)

Hrant Dink was shot dead on the 19th of January 2007 aged 53, outside The Agos Newspaper offices in Istanbul.
Hrant Dink (September 15, 1954 - January 19, 2007) was born in Malatya. He was best known for his role as editor of 'Agos' Armenian Language weekly in Istanbul. He worked as the columnist and editor-in chief of AGOS weekly newspaper, which can be regarded as the voice of Armenian community, from 1996 until January 19, 2007 when he was shot dead outside of his office.
At the age of seven, he migrated to İstanbul together with his family.
He got his primary and secondary education in Armenian schools. Immediately after lyceum, he got married.
He graduated from Zoology Department of İstanbul Universitys Science Faculty. Then he continued his education at Philosophy Department of the same universitiys Literature Faculty for a while.
He tried to make AGOS newspaper a democrat and oppositional voice of Turkey and also to share the injustices done to Armenian community with public opinion.
One of the major aims of the newspaper is to contribute to dialogue between Turkish and Armenian nations and also between Turkey and Armenia.
He took part in various democratic platforms and civil society organizations.
He was charged and convicted of insulting Turkishness in Turkey, charges which he denied.

Biblical Mount Ararat (Armenian Արարատ; Turkish Ağrı Dağı; Kurdish yay Agir) The higher mountain, 5,137 metres (16,854 ft) elevation is a snow-capped dormant volcanic cone, located in the far east of Turkey, 16 km west of Iran and 32 km south of Armenia. The Book of Genesis identifies this mountain range as the resting place of Noah's Ark after the Great Flood described there.

The smaller (3896 m) cone, Little Mount Ararat, rises just southeast of the bigger peak. The lava plateau stretches out between the two pinnacles. Ararat is a stratovolcano, formed of lava flows and pyroclastic ejecta.

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AGOS Trkiyeli bir gazetedir. Yeri geldiğinde yargılanmaktan korkmaksızın fikirlerini savunan ve yeri geldiğine inandığında lke dışındaki Ermeni diasporasına tavır koyabilen, ilkeli bir yayıncılık rneğiydi. HRANT DİNK "Ermeni"ydi, "Hıristiyan"dı ve "Trkiye vatandaşı"ydı.

Bu toprakların geleceği iin, kendisini katledenlerden ve onları bu alak fiile azmettirenlerden ok daha değerli bir gayret ierisinde olduğu tartışmasızdır.

Değerli aydın,entellektel insan Hrant DINK anısına bu cografyadaki halkların ortak degerlerinden olan Agri Dagi'ni yani ARARAT'ı tm TE dostlarıyla paylaşmak istedim..

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