Sakine Cansız

Sakine Cansız
1958 - 2013
Sakine Cansız  Turkish Activist

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First Name Sakine
Last Name Cansız
Full Name at Birth Sakine Cansız
Birthday 30th November, 1957
Birthplace Tunceli Province, Turkey
Died 9th January, 2013
Place of Death The Kurdistan Information Center in Paris, France.
Cause of Death Execution-style shooting
Sexuality Straight
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Text Kurdish rights advocate
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame one of the co-founders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (or PKK)
Associated Acts The Kurdistan Workers' Party (or PKK), The Kurdistan Information Center
Pets Fidan Doğan (Kurdish female activist), Leyla Şaylemez (Kurdish female activist), Abdullah Öcalan (PKK founder), Yusuf Kenan Deniz (teacher)

Sakine Cansız (Kurdish: Sakîne Cansiz‎, 1958 – 9 January 2013) was one of the co-founders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). A Kurdish activist in the 1980s, she was arrested and tortured by Turkish police. A close associate of Abdullah Öcalan and a senior member of the PKK, she was shot dead during the triple murder of Kurdish activists in Paris, France, on 9 January 2013, along with two other female Kurdish activists, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Söylemez.

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