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Journalists Killed in 1992 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mecit Akgun

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1993
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Yeni Ulke
June 2, 1992, in Nusaybin, Turkey

The body of Akgun, a former correspondent for the weekly Yeni Ulke, was found hanging from a utility pole in Nusaybin with a note saying that he had been killed by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) for being a traitor. Although no one questions that the PKK was responsible for his killing, some doubt it was prompted by his journalistic work.

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