March 11, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq
Turki was driving Amjad Hameed, the head of Iraq's state television channel , when their car was ambushed in central Baghdad by gunmen apparently affiliated to Al-Qaeda. Hameed was hit in the head and chest and died instantly. Turki died later in the hospital.
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Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.