American journalist and her mother murdered by suspected Assad regime agents in Turkey
Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000

A senior Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found dead at their apartment in Istanbul, the Dogan news agency reported on Friday. Friends raised the alarm after being unable to reach Aroubeh Barakat and her daughter Halla Barakat by telephone, the news agency said. Turkish police then arrived at their apartment in the…