Turkish police have arrested one of the main suspects in the murder of Haitian President Jovenell Moiz.
The president was killed on July 7 at his home in Port-au-Prince.
The suspect, identified as Smyr Handals, was arrested at Istanbul airport on Monday from the United States and taken to a prison where he could be detained for 40 days, the Turkish private news agency DHA reported. His age and nationality are not disclosed to the press.
Haiti’s foreign minister, Claude Joseph, said on Twitter that he had thanked his Turkish counterpart, Mevlit Chavushogl, for arresting a key suspect in the Moiza murder case.
Dozens of people have been arrested in the Moiza murder case, but the perpetrators of the murder are still unknown.
A former Colombian army officer arrested in connection with Moiza’s assassination was arrested in Jamaica last month.
In response to the attack on the president, three Haitians were killed and 18 more arrested by the Haitian armed forces. Two US citizens have also been detained.
The assassination of the president has deepened the already dramatic crisis in Haiti, where violence is flourishing.