Armenians in Turkey
A retired gendarmerie intelligence officer, allegedly involved in the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007, has been murdered in the Black Sea province of Düzce.
Former intelligence officer Şeref Ateş was released from prison in December 2017 after being arrested as part of the case into the murder of the journalist.
Thirteen years since his assassination on the steps of an Istanbul-based newspaper he once ran, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink's office has at long last been reopened to the public as a memorial.
Founder and editor of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, Dink was gunned down in broad daylight in front of his Istanbul office in 2007 on Jan. 19.
Going beyond well-trodden hotspots, a new smartphone app will help visitors to Turkey's largest city discover the metropolis' rich multicultural legacy through guided walking tours.
The app, called KarDes ("kardesh") -- meaning "map" in Armenian and "sibling" in Turkish -- was launched last week by the Istanbul-based Hrant Dink Foundation.
Religion plays an important role in the 1915 Events and the related Turkish-Armenian controversy. In the Armenian genocide narrative, Armenians are frequently portrayed as the downtrodden "first Christian nation", while Turks are portrayed as the cruel Muslims who sought to annihilate various Christian groups.