Sayfettin Tepe

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Tepe, a correspondent for the banned Yeni Politika newspaper in the southeastern city of Batman, was taken into custody on August 22. Four days later he was moved to the Bitlis Security Directorate. He died in custody on August 29. His family was told that he committed suicide but rejects that official explanation.


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