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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Erol Akgun

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Erol Akgun, January 1995, available at: [accessed 21 February 2018]
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Devrimci Cozum
September 8, 1994, in Gebze, Turkey

Akgun, editor-in-chief of the left-wing weekly Devrimci Cozum, was killed by unidentified assailants as he left his home in Gebze, near Istanbul. His colleagues at the paper believe a rival left-wing faction killed him because he was the weekly's editor.

Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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