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BRUSSELS OUTRAGED AT ASSASSINATION IN ISTANBUL.

European politicians and EU officials have expressed their outrage at the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink outside his Agos newspaper office in Istanbul on 19 January. Dink, 53, was well known for his articles about the difficult period of relations between Armenians and Turks during World War I. "I'm shocked and saddened by this brutal act of violence," said Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn. "I trust that the Turkish authorities will fully investigate this crime and will bring the perpetrators to justice," he added. The Chairman of the European Parliament's EPP-ED Group, Joseph Daul, and the Vice-President of the Socialist Group (PES), Jan Marinus Wiersma, have also condemned the crime. The assassination makes the need for the Turkish government to fully secure freedom of expression in the country more urgent than ever. The German EU Presidency expressed its hope that "Turkey will steadfastly continue along the path towards fully realising freedom of expression".

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Date:Jan 23, 2007
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