2000'e Doğru

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2000'e Doğru
Frequency Weekly
First issue January 1987[1]
Final issue 1992
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
OCLC number 27802367

2000'e Doğru (English: Towards 2000) was a weekly Turkish news magazine. It was published between 1987 and 1992.

History and profile[edit]

2000'e Doğru was established in January 1987 by Doğu Perinçek. The publisher was Sistem Yayıncılık.[2] In 1989 it had a circulation of around 22,000, and was the second-highest circulation news weekly behind Nokta.[1] Contributors included Halil Berktay, Aziz Nesin, Musa Anter,[1] Turan Dursun and Soner Yalçın.

In 1987 editor Fatma Yazici was sentenced to one year and four months for "insulting" President Kenan Evren.[3] Within the first two years the magazine had had 28 cases brought against it by the government, and editor Yazici had been sentenced to over eight years in prison.[1] Several 1987 issues repeating statements made by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk about autonomy for Kurds were confiscated before publication.[1]

The 2000'e Doğru edition of 16 February 1992 reported that eyewitnesses and sympathizers of Kurdish Hizbollah had informed them that members of the organization were trained in the headquarters of Turkey's rapid deployment force (Çevik Kuvvet) in Diyarbakır. Two days after the article was published, its author, Halit Güngen, was killed by unidentified murderers.[4][5] Another 2000'e Doğru journalist killed in 1992 was Mecit Akgün, allegedly by the PKK.[6] The magazine folded in 1992.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lois Whitman, Thomas Froncek (1989) Paying the Price: Freedom of Expression in Turkey. Human Rights Watch, 1989. pp. 30-2
  2. ^ "2000'e Doğru". World Cat. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ Lois Whitman, Jeri Laber (1987), State of Flux: Human Rights in Turkey : December 1987 Update, Human Rights Watch, 1 Jan 1987. p24
  4. ^ Human Rights Watch, 16 February 2000, What is Turkey's Hizbullah?
  5. ^ a b "Halit Güngen Cinayeti (Murder of Halit Güngen)". bianet (in Turkish). Istanbul. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ The report of Human Rights Watch: The Kurds of Turkey: Killings, Disappearances and Torture of March 1993 can be found as google-books or as a PDF file; Retrieved 31 October 2012