Journalists Killed  |  Turkey

Aysel Malkac

Ozgur Gundem

August 7, 1993, in Istanbul, Turkey

Malkac, a 23-year-old correspondent for Ozgur Gundem, disappeared after leaving the newspaper's main office in Istanbul. Staff members suspect that the police took her because there was a heavy police presence around the building. Officials denied holding her. A person who was in custody at the Istanbul police headquarters between August 5 and 17 wrote a letter to Ozgur Gundem claiming he saw Malkac at the headquarters on the nights of August 8 and 9. After seven months with no news about her, Malkac's colleagues and friends presumed her dead.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Culture, Human Rights, Politics

Gender: Female

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: Yes

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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