Turkey arrests suspect over Haitian president's murder

Turkish authorities have arrested a man in connection with the July assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, Haiti's Foreign Minister Claude Joseph said late on Monday (November 15).

The 53-year-old former businessman Moise, who took office in 2017, was shot dead at his private residence and his wife was wounded in the attack.

A group of Colombian mercenaries emerged as the main suspects - though nobody's been charged or convicted in connection with the case.

Joseph said on Twitter that he had thanked Turkey for the arrest of Samir Handal, whom he called "one of the persons of great interest in the investigation".

Turkish media reported on Tuesday that Handal, who was being sought with an Interpol Red Notice, was detained at the Istanbul Airport by authorities.

The arrest came as he was flying transit from the United States to Jordan.

Turkey's Interior Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.

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