Murdered journalist Nuh Köklü commemorated in Istanbul
Candles were lit in front of a photo of Nuh Köklü surrounded by flowers.
Journalist Nuh Köklü was commemorated in Kadıköy Yeldeğirmeni, where he was murdered 5 years ago as a result of a knife attack.
Köklü was stabbed to death by tradesman Serkan Azizoğlu while playing snowballs with his friends on Yeldeğirmeni Karakolhane Street on 17 February 2015.
Ferda Sayın, close friend of Köklü, HDP deputy Musa Piroğlu, CHP ex-deputy and journalist Barış Yarkadaş, ÖDP ex-president Alper Taş, Berkin Elvan's mother Gülsüm Elvan as well as the residents of Yeldeğirmeni attended the tribute.
Candles were lit in front of a photo of Nuh Köklü surrounded by flowers. A poster saying "Nuh Köklü is always with us" was left in front of the photograph together with a glass of raki and a cigarette.
The first speech was made by Nuh Köklü's friend Murat Mıhçı who said that they met not only to pay tribute to Nuh Köklü but also to all the victims of hate murders.
Pointing out that this murder occurred as a result of ideological pressure, Mıhçı said: "Nuh was a press worker. He wrote news about every person in trouble. This was a murder. It was an effort of those who tried to destroy us. But they should know that we are always strong and we are not stepping back".