Turkey

​Rohat Aktaş

24 February 2016

The body of the editor and reporter from Azadiya Welat Newspaper was among bodies recovered from the scene of a massacre in the Turkish southeastern town of Cizre. Rohat Aktaş went missing in the city where he had been injured on the arm while covering relief effort to help victims of clashes between Kurdist separatists and Turkish forces. He was identified from DNA samples provided by his family.