Photojournalist Kerim Okten Killed in Turkey

By: National Press Photographers Association

Acclaimed European Pressphoto Agency photojournalist Kerim Okten, 42, has died today after a motorcycle accident in Turkey, EPA announced. 

Okten had planned to fly to Germany on Saturday for the funeral of his dear friend, Associated Press photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, their mutual friend Bill Frakes told News Photographer magazine today. Niedringhaus, 48, was murdered last week by a Afghan National Police officer while she covered ballots being delivered on the eve of Afghanistan’s election.

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