Turkey refuses to reveal name of suspect in death of Press TV reporter

Turkey’s Gendarmerie General Command (JGK) still refuses to reveal the identity of the driver involved in the suspicious incident that claimed the life of Press TV’s correspondent Serena Shim in the country.

Serena Shim was killed on Sunday when her car collided with a heavy vehicle in Urfa province.

Press TV’s representative at the crash site says Turkish Gendarmerie refuses to cooperate in the case. The identity and the whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.

There is still no reaction from Ankara.

Shim’s family members say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.

They made the remarks during a visit by the news network’s Beirut Bureau team in Lebanon.

The family members refused to appear on camera, but said they suspected the Turkish authorities were somehow responsible for Serena’s death.

Her parents said they would pursue the matter legally.

An American citizen of Lebanese descent, Serena Shim covered many conflict zones around the world, including Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.

She was on a mission on the Turkish side of the border across Syria’s strategic town of Kobani to cover the ongoing war there between the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters.

Her car collided with a heavy vehicle upon return from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa province of Turkey.

Shim had said she was among the few journalists who had obtained stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border, adding she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.

By Press TV


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