MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Impunity for the attack on Özgür Ülke
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Özgür Ülke
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
04/06/2021
IMPUNITY CATEGORY
Impunity for Violence
MEDIA
National Media

Impunity for the attack on Özgür Ülke newspaper for 26 years: Having lost his life in the bombing of Özgür Ülke newspaper on December 3, 1995, transportation worker Ersin Yıldız was commemorated. The attacks that followed the official letter of the then Prime Minister Tansu Çiller, demanding an “effective measure”, and leaving 23 employees of the newspaper injured, the attacks occurred 239 days after the newspaper had started publishing news. The technical building of the newspaper in İstanbul’s Kadırga, its central office in İstanbul’s Cağaloğlu and its office in Ankara were attacked in simultaneous bombings; the impunity for the attacks has been ongoing for 26 years (June 4).