BRUSSELS - European Commissioner for enlargement Olli Rehn said that he was shocked and felt deep sorrow over assassination of Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos.

Rehn noted that Dink was the defender of freedom of expression in Turkey, and expressed his confidence to Turkish officials over arrest of assailants.

Rehn also offered condolences to Dink's family.

Dink was shot dead in front of his office building in Halaskargazi street in Sisli district of Istanbul, and died instantly at the scene.

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