Turkey launches criminal investigation into Kurdish journalist killed in a state massacre

TURKEY launched criminal investigations against the editor-in-chief of a now banned Kurdish newspaper today, despite his death in a state massacre in the country’s south-east in 2016.

Diyarbakir’s chief public prosecutor’s office opened proceedings against Rohat Aktas, who was the regional editor of the Azadiya Welat, Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily newspaper.

The paper was one of hundreds shut down by presidential decree in 2016 under the state of emergency...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-06-12 20:17
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