Turkish paper’s chief editor stabbed to death in family row

Anadolu said the son-in-law attacked Demirel and his daughter with a knife. Demirel died at the scene, and his daughter was being treated in a hospital. Police were searching for the son-in-law, the agency reported.

By: AP | Istanbul | Published:May 30, 2017 1:40 pm

Turkey’s state-run news agency says the chief editor of a pro-Islamic Yeni Akit newspaper has died after being stabbed by his son-in-law. Anadolu Agency says Kadir Demirel, 56, died late last night at his daughter’s home in Istanbul, where he had rushed to intervene in a row between the couple.

Anadolu said the son-in-law attacked Demirel and his daughter with a knife. Demirel died at the scene, and his daughter was being treated in a hospital. Police were searching for the son-in-law, the agency reported.

Demirel had worked for various Islamic-leaning newspapers before joining Yeni Akit in 2014. He was made editor-in-chief last year.

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