Abdi Ipekci


Birthday August 9, 1929

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Turkey

DEATH DATE Feb 1, 1979 (49)

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Turkish human rights activist and journalist who served as editor of a Turkish newspaper called Milliyet.

Before Fame

After briefly studying law at Istanbul University, he worked for a time as a newspaper sports reporter.


He was murdered in 1979 by members of a Turkish neo-fascist youth group called the Grey Wolves.

Family Life

With his wife Sibel, he had a son named Sedat and a daughter named Nukhet.

Associated With

He and Nazim Hikmet were both twentieth-century Turkish authors known for their political activism.