Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Mecit Akgun

Yeni Ulke

June 2, 1992, in Nusaybin, Turkey

The body of Akgun, a former correspondent for the weekly Yeni Ulke, was found hanging from a utility pole in Nusaybin with a note saying that he had been killed by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) for being a traitor. Although no one questions that the PKK was responsible for his killing, some doubt it was prompted by his journalistic work.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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