Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Sayfettin Tepe

Yeni Politika

August 29, 1995, in Batman, Turkey

Tepe, a correspondent for the banned Yeni Politika newspaper in the southeastern city of Batman, was taken into custody on August 22. Four days later he was moved to the Bitlis Security Directorate. He died in custody on August 29. His family was told that he committed suicide but rejects that official explanation.


Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Culture, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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