The personna of Hrant Dink answered all these questions for me.
Hrant Dink was a true modern-day Armenian intellectual and hero. He was an activist... someone who inspired others (Armenians and Turks alike) with his values, ideals and especially courage. Being tried and convicted of "insulting Turkishness" did not stop him from speaking out about the Armenian Genocide and issues like democracy in Turkey. He was a proud Armenian, who never forgot his roots - and also a proud Turk, who wanted only the best for his country.
Armenians all over the world, and Turkish citizens have lost a great asset.
Asdvadz Hokin Loosavoreh.