Meryem Bulut


Age: 70

Turkish peace activist and one of the founding members of the famous human rights group Saturday Mothers, a group of mothers in search of their sons who allegedly went missing in police custody at the height of Turkey's anti-terror campaign between Kurdish militants and the Turkish government in the 1990's, who had been protesting against the forced disappearances of sons and husbands by marching every Saturday through silent sit-ins at Galatasaray Square in downtown Istanbul since 1995.

Cause of Death: Killed in a suicide bombing

Born: April 3, 1945

Died: October 10, 2015

Ankara, Turkey