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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Confirmed: Yahya Orhan

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
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Ozgur Gundem
July 31, 1992, in Gercus, Turkey

Orhan, a correspondent for the daily Ozgur Gundem in Gercus, Batman Province, was killed in a morning attack by several gunmen while he was leaving a coffee shop in Gercus, according to a report from the newspaper. Three bullets that struck him in the chest and the back proved fatal; his parents found twenty-seven 9 mm shells at the scene of the assassination. The attack took place reportedly 100 yards from the house of the subgovernor, whom Orhan had criticized in his writings. A representative of the newspaper charged that the subgovernor and the mayor of Gercus had threatened Orhan because of the articles he had written. Just before his death, someone reportedly called the journalist's home and said, "We have killed all journalists. Now it's your turn."

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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