20 հունվար, 2018 12:42
In that republic, Hrant Dink resisted the organized forgetting, daily and repeatedly explained its causes, and most importantly, thoughtfully, cautiously, replaced it with something else. He introduced the concept of ‘reclaiming’: reclaiming our selves, our memories, our place. Not reconciliation – because how can you do that without at least two sides? But reclaiming, because that we can do on our own. Hrant did. And with him, and after him, we, his personal and ideological friends and followers, empowered, have matter-of-factly reclaimed our place in Istanbul, in all corners of Turkey, in the history -- and in the arts -- and in the language -- and in the music. We have these 11 years, been walking through doors, reclaiming our piece of history. And memory.