Tuba Akyilmaz

22 March 2017

The female Turkish Kurdish journalist, also known as Nujiyan Arhan, was hit by a bullet on the head on 3 March while covering the clashes between different Kurdish armed groups in Sinjar. She was taken to hospital in Al-Hasakah in northern Syria where she died on 22 March of injuries sustained from the gunshot. She had worked in journalism for 12 years in different Kurdish areas and for different media outlets, such as Roj News and Ozgur Politica. She also ran the feminist Kurdish web journal Sujin.