Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Yasar Aktay


November 10, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Aktay, a freelancer, was killed in Hani, Diyarbakir Province. According to some reports, he was killed, execution-style, during a raid by guerrillas of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK). One account, however, suggests that he was the unintended victim of a PKK attack on a nearby military target.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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