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Turkey arrests man for alleged involvement in Haiti president’s death

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Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested a man considered a suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

State news agency Anadolu reported that Samir Handal, one of the suspects wanted in connection with the murder of Moise in July was detained on arrival at Istanbul Airport.

He was flying from the U.S. to Jordan and transiting through Istanbul, the report said, adding that Handal had been sought on an Interpol notice.

The suspect was sent to jail in Istanbul after the authorities issued a 40-day temporary custody order.

Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph said on his Twitter account that he spoke with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu about the arrest, without giving further information.

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