Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The Turkish government and police have begun investigations into the murder of newspaper editor Hrant Dink, shot Friday outside his office in Istanbul. Police have arrested a teenager believed to be linked to a far right nationalist party. Some commentators are now questioning whether the assassination shows that Turkey is unready to become a member of the European Union, because it further demonstrates what some see as intolerance of minorities and lack of acceptance of free speech. Read more here in an article in the Guardian and in an article in the Washington Post.