20 Journalists Killed in Turkey since 1992/Motive Confirmed

Hrant Dink


Ahmet Taner Kislali


Musa Anter

Ozgur Gundem

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

20% Columnist / Commentator
25% Editor
55% Print reporter/writer
5% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

100% Print
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95% Male
5% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
50% Threatened
6% Tortured

Type of Death

5% Dangerous Assignment
90% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

78% Complete impunity
17% Partial justice
6% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

5% Criminal group
45% Government Officials
5% Local Residents
5% Military Officials
5% Paramilitary Group
30% Political Group
5% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

40% Corruption
5% Crime
20% Culture
40% Human Rights
70% Politics
5% War
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5% Freelance
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.

20 Journalists Killed in Turkey/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Cihan Hayırsevener, Güney Marmara’da Yaşam

     December 19, 2009, in Bandirma, Turkey

Hrant Dink, Agos

     January 19, 2007, in Istanbul, Turkey

Ahmet Taner Kislali, Cumhuriyet

     October 21, 1999, in Ankara, Turkey

Metin Göktepe, Evrensel

     January 8, 1996, in Istanbul, Turkey

Sayfettin Tepe, Yeni Politika

     August 29, 1995, in Batman, Turkey

Erol Akgun, Devrimci Cozum

     September 8, 1994, in Gebze, Turkey

Nazim Babaoglu, Ozgur Gundem

     March 12, 1994, in near Urfa, Turkey

Aysel Malkac, Ozgur Gundem

     August 7, 1993, in Istanbul, Turkey

Ferhat Tepe, Ozgur Gundem

     July 28, 1993, in Bitlis, Turkey

Kemal Kilic, Ozgur Gundem

     February 25, 1993, in Kulunce Village, Turkey

Ugur Mumcu, Cumhuriyet

     January 27, 1993, in Ankara, Turkey

Namik Taranci, Gercek

     November 20, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Musa Anter, Ozgur Gundem

     September 20, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Huseyin Deniz, Ozgur Gundem

     August 9, 1992, in Ceylanpinar, Turkey

Yahya Orhan, Ozgur Gundem

     July 31, 1992, in Gercus, Turkey

Cetin Abayay, Ozgur Halk

     July 29, 1992, in Batman, Turkey

Hafiz Akdemir, Ozgur Gundem

     June 8, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Izzet Kezer, Sabah

     March 23, 1992, in Cizre, Turkey

Cengiz Altun, Yeni Ulke

     February 24, 1992, in Batman, Turkey

Halit Gungen, 2000'e Dogru

     February 9, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

1 Media Worker Killed in Turkey

     Terminology explained

Kadri Bağdu, Azadiya Welat

     October 14, 2014, in Adana, Turkey

3 Journalists Killed in Turkey/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Metin Alataş, Azadiya Welat

     April 4, 2010, in Adana, Turkey

Yasar Aktay, Freelancer

     November 10, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Mecit Akgun, Yeni Ulke

     June 2, 1992, in Nusaybin, Turkey