Slain Turkish journalist Uğur Mumcu commemorated on 24th anniversary of murder
AA photoUğur Mumcu, one of Turkey’s most prominent investigative journalists, was commemorated on the 24th anniversary of his killing on Jan. 24, with questions remaining as to who was responsible for his death.
“Who were among those killers that pulled the trigger of the gun? Who are the real perpetrators? A promise has been given to find them but none of those promises have been kept. We are waiting persistently and with determination. Who have killed Uğur Mumcu?” Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader, asked at a memorial ceremony attended by Mumcu’s family, friends and supporters.
The memorial took place on the street that was named after him following the assassination. Mumcu’s widow, Güldal Mumcu, as well as his children Özge Mumcu and Özgür Mumcu, were present at the ceremony, along with many friends and supporters.
After placing flowers on the monument built for the victims of unsolved murders, the CHP leader and Mumcu’s family lit candles.
“Uğur Mumcu [was] a revolutionary, a journalist who stood for democracy and freedom, and a scientist. We are commemorating him on the 24th year of his assassination; we will continue to do so,” Kılıçdaroğlu added.
The memorial also featured a minute’s silence in memory of the journalist.
Known for his investigations on fundamentalism, corruption and terrorism, as well as his many books and articles, Mumcu was assassinated by a bomb placed under his car in Ankara in 1993.
The case into his death remains unsolved.