August 29, 1995, in Batman, TurkeyTepe, 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.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Culture, Politics
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials
Taken Captive: Yes