January 19, 2021 - 17:49 AMT
Youth center to be created on site of Istambul's Armenian Orphanage

The Camp Armen Youth Center will be established ին the area of Istambul's Tuzla Armenian Orphanage where prominent journalist and editor Hrant Dink grew up, the mayor of the Turkish city Ekrem İmamoğlu said Tuesday, January 19.

The move aims to pay tribute to the memory of Dink, who was assassinated by Ogun Samast in Istanbul’s Sisli district 14 years ago.

İmamoğlu said in a tweet that the measure was approved unanimously, paving the way for the establishment of the youth center.

Dink, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos newspaper, was gunned down in broad daylight in front of his Istanbul office in 2007 by Samast, then a 17-year-old jobless high school dropout and an ultranationalist. Samast confessed to the killing and was sentenced to more than 20 years in jail.