Turkey: new allegations regarding the unsolved murders of investigative journalists

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16 June 2021

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18 press freedom groups, including ECPMF signed open letters to Justice Ministry & political parties to request thorough investigations, sent by the International Press Institute, to urge Turkish authorities to investigate serious new allegations regarding the unsolved murders of the two prominent investigative journalists Uğur Mumcu and Kutlu Adalı, killed in Turkey and Northern Cyprus in 1993 and 1996 which should not be left unanswered. 

Turkish mob leader Sedat Peker alleged some former members of the Turkish government and military officials’ involvement in the unsolved murders of both journalists. In order to initiate thorough investigations into these allegations, we prepared letters to be sent to the Turkish authorities and political parties to pursue answers to these claims and held those responsible to account.

Letters have been send to 

Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül for investigation of all the allegations regarding journalists’ killings and organized attacks to Hürriyet newspaper in 2015

Political parties CHP, HDP, İYİ Party & MHP – to pursue answers on these allegations and initiate an inter-party collaboration and investigative committee

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