Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Ferhat Tepe

Ozgur Gundem

July 28, 1993, in Bitlis, Turkey

Tepe, Ozgur Gundem's Bitlis correspondent, disappeared when he was reportedly forced to get into a car after he left his father's shop in the center of Bitlis. Although several teams of police were seen patrolling the streets at the time, they denied any knowledge of the incident. On July 29, a caller claimed that a group called the Ottoman Turkish Revenge Brigade was holding the journalist.

According to Amnesty International, on August 8, a body found in Lake Hazar, near the city of Elazig, was identified as being Tepe's. The cause of death was not determined. Tepe is said to have received death threats in the past.


Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes


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