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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Cengiz Altun

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
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Yeni Ulke
February 24, 1992, in Batman, Turkey

Altun, a correspondent for the weekly newspaper Yeni Ulke, was shot five times in the back of the head while he was on his way to work in Batman. The newspaper's editor says that Altun received death threats before his murder. Colleagues suspect that his reporting on the counterguerrillas, state forces allegedly active in southeastern Turkey, may have prompted the attack. He had written an article on that subject for Yeni Ulke's February 2-8 issue.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Paramilitary Group
Taken Captive:No


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