Istanbul Governor’s Office on Jan. 18 decided to close the Osmanbey metro station ahead of the commemoration meeting to be organised for the 17th anniversary of the murder of Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on Jan. 19.
Metro Istanbul announced on its social media account that Osmanbey station in Şişli district will be closed between 02.30-05.30 p.m. on Jan. 19.
#MetroDuyuru #M2— Metro İstanbul (@metroistanbul) January 18, 2024
İstanbul Valiliği'nin aldığı karar doğrultusunda 19 Ocak Cuma günü M2 Yenikapı-Hacıosman Metro Hattımızın Osmanbey istasyonu 14.30-17.30 saatleri arasında işletmeye kapalı olacaktır. Araçlarımız Osmanbey istasyonunda durmayarak seferine devam edecektir.
The commemoration start at 15.00, at the time of Dink’s assassination, near the old Agos newspaper building which converted into a site of memory for Dink’s life.
#HrantDink will be commemorated on Friday, January 19 at 15:00 (GMT+3) in front of Sebat Apartment Building on the 17th anniversary of his assassination. The values Hrant Dink defended, and his struggle continue to multiply. We miss Hrant Dink dearly.https://t.co/wK2VLTj6D5— HrantDink Foundation (@HrantDinkFnd) January 18, 2024
Editor of bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos and Turkey’s best known Armenian voice abroad, Dink was shot in broad daylight as he left his Istanbul office in January 2007.
His killer Ogün Samast was 17 when the killing took place. He was sentenced by a juvenile court to an aggravated life in prison but it was reduced by one-third due to his age. At last, he was sentenced to 22 years and 10 months in prison in total.
Samast in 2023 was released from prison on parole for “good behavior” after serving 16 years and 10 months in prison.