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About Ugur Mumcu
Uğur Mumcu (August 22, 1942 – January 24, 1993) was an intrepid Turkish investigative journalist for the leading Kemalist broadsheet, Cumhuriyet. He was killed by a bomb placed in his car, outside his home.Biography Uğur Mumcu was born as the third of four siblings in Kırşehir, where his father was working. He went to school in Ankara and in 1961 attended School of Law at Ankara University. After graduation in 1965, he practiced law for a while. He then visited England to learn English and upon his return to Turkey worked as a teaching assistant at Ankara University from 1969 to 1972. He started to write during university, first in the magazine Yön and then in several other leftist periodicals. Between 1968 and 1970, he wrote articles on politics for the newspapers Akşam, Cumhuriyet and Milliyet. Arrested shortly after the 1971 military coup, he was tortured. Later, Mumcu wrote that his torturers had told him: "We are the Counter-Guerrilla. Even the President of the Republic cannot touch us." In 1974, Uğur Mumcu started a career as a columnist, with the periodical Yeni Ortam and from 1975 on, in the broadsheet newspaper Cumhuriyet, which he continued until his death (apart from a few months in 1991 when he was in dispute with the management). He was also allegedly a member of the National Intelligence Organization.

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1. Ugur Mumcu 63862
2. Nihat Genç 40840
3. Banu Avar 34703
4. Yılmaz Özdil 25962
5. Emin Çölaşan 24892
6. Murat İde 24772
7. Arslan Bulut 8110
8. Altemur Kılıç 7248
9. Bekir Coşkun 6588
10. Hulki Cevizoğlu 6545

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1. Ahmad Behzad 137242
2. Reinaldo Azevedo 121151
3. Paulo Amorim 71344
4. Ugur Mumcu 63862
5. Sandra Annenberg 59152
6. Bóris Casoy 45919
7. Nihat Genç 40840
8. Shahram Homayoun 36247
9. Banu Avar 34703
10. Paula Yacoubian 32152

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