Sunday, January 20, 2008
Turkey after Hrant Dink | openDemocracy: "The events surrounding Dink's murder indicate that the young murderer had a number of accomplices, some of whom were in contact with security officials. The long history of political assassinations in Turkey means that this is not surprising. Indeed, political killing of the state's 'enemies' has remained the preferred tactic to sow seeds of confusion and fear among the population. It undermines public confidence in civilian and democratic rule, intimidates dissident voices, and facilitates the conditions for authoritarian politics that are then proclaimed as the vehicle to re-establish 'order'."