Mehmet Aksoy


Age: 32

British filmmaker whose short film Panfilo was released in 2014 and won awards in the Italian Short Film Festival and the UK Student Film Awards as part of his MA film course at Goldsmiths University of London, but who had recently joined a Kurdish military force called The People's Protection Units (YPG) to work as a press officer while he was filming a documentary on Kurdish militia fighting against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Cause of Death: Shot and killed during a surprise attack

Born: February 27, 1985

Died: September 26, 2017

Raqqa, Syria