Cihan Hayırsevener

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Editor killed by unknown gunmen in Turkey

Courtesy Hayırsevener familyNew York, December 21, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Turkish authorities today to locate the killers of journalist Cihan Hayırsevener and bring them to justice. Hayırsevener, at left, editor of the local daily newspaper Güney Marmara’da Yaşam, was shot three times in the leg on December 19 while walking to his office in Bandirma, a town 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Istanbul, according to local news reports.

December 21, 2009 4:51 PM ET

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