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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Kutlu Adali

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
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Yeni Duzen
July 6, 1996, in Lefkosa, Cyprus

Adali, a political columnist with the leftist newspaper Yeni Duzen in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, was fatally shot in front of his home. He had written critically about the Northern Cypriot government's immigration policies enabling Turkish nationals to live and work in Cyprus. A little-known group called the Turkish Revenge Brigade claimed responsibility for his assassination, but he had also received threats for a recent investigative report on an antiquities heist said to involve a Turkish general.

Job:Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Paramilitary Group
Taken Captive:No


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