Several demonstrations will take place across Turkey on Sunday, January 19, to commemorate the assassination of Hrant Dink, murdered in 2007 by a Turkish nationalist. In Istanbul, participants plan to gather at 15:00 (local time) in front of the Agos newspaper building. Further protests are expected in Ankara at 15:00 on Adakale street, and in Izmir at 15:00 at the Türkan Saylan Cultural Center. Additional protests are possible in other urban centers across Turkey.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near all demonstration sites.
Hrant Dink was the editor in chief of the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos. He was shot three times by a Turkish nationalist on January 19, 2007.
Individuals in Turkey are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.