I am reading at Today’s Zaman that the 17-year-old ultra-nationalist Turk who killed Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink was given about 10 year sentence recently. I remember the court hearings of the several weeks ago but for some reason I don’t recall anything about the actual sentence.

I feel like I missed the news of the sentence. Anyhow, if I am not mistaken the underage murderer could have received up to 18-years of jail time, but apparently killing an Armenian in Turkey in an act of hate is not the worst type of killing.

Oh, and by the way. The Turkish Ambassador who left Washington for “consultations” is back from Ankara. That’s one day less from the anticipated 10-day absence. 

Oh, and here is an excellent coverage of recent blogenocide by Onnik Krikorian.