The title is not a misprint.
Hrant Dink was murdered in 1915.
Hrant Dink was murdered because of 1915, because he brought out the truth about 1915.
The same criminals who planned and implemented 1915 also murdered Hrant Dink.
The criminals in 1915 did not only murder people like Hrant Dink—the leaders, the brains and hearts of the Armenian nation—but they followed up by murdering most of the men.
They kidnapped the victims’ wives and daughters. They took them as wives, maids, or even worse. They branded them with tattoos, and sold them as slaves in slave markets.
They took the orphaned grandchildren. They placed them in Muslim homes. They Turkified and Islamized them.
They took the victims’ assets—houses, shops, valuable possessions—and divided them among themselves. The government legalized this plunder by handing out deeds to the stolen properties.
They did this not only to the leaders, but to hundreds, thousands—no, hundreds of thousands—of families, until one and a half million Armenians were wiped out from their homeland.
This is the truth about 1915; and it is still denied by the Turkish state. The peoples of Turkey are now beginning to discover the truth, but—unfortunately—only after Hrant Dink’s murder.
As we commemorate the 8th anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink, we also commemorate the centennial anniversary of the attempted murder of the Armenian nation.
The Armenians who survived the genocide will continue the struggle until truth and justice prevails.