Mel Plant is a freelance reporter currently based in Amman, but more often in Istanbul and London, where she is a student of Arabic and Turkish at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She has written for Middle East Eye, Al-Monitor, The National and Agos, an Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper. She regularly posts about Turkey, Syria and MENA in general on Twitter: @meleppo
Latest posts by Mel Plant
"What was done tonight is not only a coup but also an operation to separate the country!"
Yet another independent media outlet in post-coup attempt Turkey is on the brink.
"She would also be very restless sometimes. She had been stabbed and beaten before. This doesn’t happen only to Hande, it happens to all of them."
Supporters of Hrant Dink are quietly hopeful that some of those responsible for his death, if not all, are about to face punishment.