Tahir Elci


Age: 49

Turkish pro-Kurdish lawyer, human rights activist and president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association who was a regular guest on national political talk shows, but was detained several times and received death threats after saying the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) should not be regarded as a terrorist organization.

Cause of Death: Shot to death in a shootout

Born: 1966

Died: November 28, 2015

Diyarbakir, Turkey