> Police Chief, ‘Could It Be Murder for Love? Said
Uğur Mumcu’s daughter, Özge Mumcu Aybars, asked the police chief of the time, ‘Can it be a love murder?’ She told me that she asked the question.
Uğur Mumcu, the leading name of investigative journalism in Turkey, died on January 24, 1993 in Ankara, when a bomb planted in his car exploded in front of his house. Even after 30 years, the smokescreen behind the assassination could not be clarified.
A user named ‘Tekin Deniz’ on Twitter said, ‘They exposed Uğur Mumcu’s children and wife to psychological terror for many years’ and asked Özge, the daughter of Uğur Mumcu, the police chief of the time investigating the assassination, ‘Can it be a love murder?’ she wrote that she asked.
Uğur Mumcu’s daughter Özge Mumcu Aybars confirmed the incident. Quoting the post, Aybars said, “While serving tea to the incoming police chief, he asked this question, and when he burst into laughter out of shock, the police chief turned to my mother and said, “Can we take your daughter out?” Yes, we were in our living room.