Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Izzet Kezer


March 23, 1992, in Cizre, Turkey

Kezer, an Ankara-based journalist from the Istanbul daily Sabah, was killed when he was hit in the head by gunfire during Security Force operations in Cizre. Although the Interior Ministry issued a statement to CPJ blaming the Kurdish Workers' Party, or PKK, for Kezer's death, eyewitnesses say that Security Forces were the only possible source of the fire that killed him because there were no PKK guerrillas or clashes in the area at the time.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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