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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Huseyin Deniz

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
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Ozgur Gundem
August 9, 1992, in Ceylanpinar, Turkey

Deniz, 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.

Job:Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Corruption, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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