February 9, 1992, in Diyarbakir, TurkeyGungen, Diyarbakir bureau chief of the newsweekly 2000'e Dogru, died soon after being shot in his office with a single bullet. Before his death, he had written an article alleging that members of the Islamic organization Hezbollah were being trained in the Diyarbakir headquarters of the Special Forces. Although the identity of his killers remains unknown, the circumstances implicate the state. A colleague of Gungen's, Ahmet Sumbuk, was briefly detained after the assassination.
Beats Covered: Corruption, Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials
Taken Captive: No