Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Huseyin Deniz

Ozgur Gundem

August 9, 1992, in Ceylanpinar, Turkey

Ozgur GundemDeniz, a columnist for the daily newspaper Ozgur Gundem, was attacked while on his way to the office in Ceylanpinar, Urfa Province. Two people approached him, one from the left and one from the right; a third person, the gunman, came from behind and shot one bullet into his neck. Colleagues from his paper say that Deniz, was killed because of the last article he wrote, which detailed the collaboration between the mainstream press and the state. In addition to writing for Ozgur Gundem, Deniz authored a book on Kurdish proverbs, contributed to the daily Cumhuriyet, the weekly magazine Ikibin'e Dogru, and the Kurdish weekly paper Welat.

Medium: Print

Job: Columnist / Commentator

Beats Covered: Corruption, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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