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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Aysel Malkac

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Aysel Malkac, January 1994, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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Ozgur Gundem
August 7, 1993, in Istanbul, Turkey

Malkac, a 23-year-old correspondent for Ozgur Gundem, disappeared after leaving the newspaper's main office in Istanbul. Staff members suspect that the police took her because there was a heavy police presence around the building. Officials denied holding her. A person who was in custody at the Istanbul police headquarters between August 5 and 17 wrote a letter to Ozgur Gundem claiming he saw Malkac at the headquarters on the nights of August 8 and 9. After seven months with no news about her, Malkac's colleagues and friends presumed her dead.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Culture, Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:Yes


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