Prominent Turkish lawyer shot dead during press conference

November 28, 2015 4:21 PM

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ANKARA, TURKEY—A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey, which also killed a police officer, officials said.

Tahir Elci was shot while he and other lawyers were making a press statement, said the mayor of Diyarbakir city, Firat Anli.

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