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Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Cyprus

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2006
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The European Court for Human Rights ruled in March that Turkish authorities conducted a flawed investigation into the 1996 murder of journalist Kutlu Adali in northern Cyprus. The court ordered the government to pay 20,000 euros (US$26,000) in damages to Adali's wife, Ilkay. Adali, a political columnist with the leftist daily Yeni Duzen who opposed the division of Cyprus, was shot outside his home in Nicosia. The court faulted the investigation, saying there was "no real coordination or monitoring of the scene of the incident by the investigating authorities, the ballistic examination carried out by the authorities was insufficient, and the investigating authorities failed to take statements from key witnesses."

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