Thousands of people marked on Monday the second anniversary of the killing of a campaigning Turkish Armenian journalist by placing red carnations on the spot where he was shot dead.
Newspaper Editor Hrant Dink was shot outside his offices on January 19, 2007, in an alleged nationalist killing because he had campaigned for better relations between Turkey and Armenia. Dink had been prosecuted in Turkey several years before his death for describing the early 20th-century mass killings of Armenians as genocide.
His killing led to international condemnation and debate within Turkey about free speech. The alleged gunman and several others have gone on trial over his death.