Turkish businessman, philanthropist and civil rights defender has been detained since November 1, 2017, despite the European Court of Human Rights ordered his release because the charges against him were baseless. In 2020 he received the International Hrant Dink Award for dedicating himself to building a pluralist and democratic society.
The pro-Kurdish left-wing HDP party protests against repression, but in public opinion there is no empathy for the Kurds and the divided opposition will never be a problem for the current authoritarian regime, says Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar.
The 16 April vote did not give President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the full victory he expected and caused wide protests among the people, which are totally ignored, says Turkish writer and political scientist Cengiz Aktar in this interview.
An advocate of dialogue between Turks and Armenians and pluralism in Turkey, Dink was also remembered in the commemorations in Istanbul and in France, Germany, Italy, England and Canada on the tenth anniversary since his murder committed by an ultra-nationalist