Tag: crime

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Arrest after Deniz Poyraz is gunned down in HDP’s Izmir branch office

A man who shot dead a woman working at the Izmir office of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has been arrested by police. Deniz Poyraz was killed when the suspect, Onur Gencer, entered the building and opened fire just after 11am on Thursday, 17 June. The 38-year-old woman was filling in for her mum […]

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American and Turkish authorities are still failing murdered journalist Halla Barakat, says friend Ertan Karpazli

On 21 September 2017, Halla Barakat, a 23-year-old American journalist, and her 62-year-old mother Orouba Barakat, a Syrian national, were murdered in their own home in Istanbul. Their throats had been cut and their bodies covered with blankets. Nine days later, Turkish police arrested a suspect – Ahmed Barakat – in Bursa and he was […]

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Horror in Geçitkale, North Cyprus, as three members of family shot dead

On Friday, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) woke to the grim news that a mother and father, and their teenage son had been shot dead in their home in Geçitkale, near Famagusta. Bengü Çobanoğlu, 48, and her husband İbrahim Çobanoğlu, 52, had been killed in their bedroom. Their 14-year-old son Çınar Çobanoğlu was […]