News, 06/01/2019

International Students’ Murder Suspect Detained in Turkey

Yesterday, on January 5, Turkish police in Istanbul detained a Turkish citizen suspected of the murder of his compatriots in Kharkiv. This was reported by the first deputy chairman of national police Vyacheslav Abroskin.

A Turkish citizen, 20-year-old Hüsnü Can Ç, is suspected of killing Karazin Kharkiv National University students, aged 20 and 22. Bodies of Buket Yıldız and Zeynep Hüsünbeyi with signs of violent death were found in a rental apartment at 13-A Valentynivska St in Saltivka area on January 3.

A fellow student of the two females was first to raise the alarm when they could no longer be contacted. He tried to gain access to the flat at the request of the girls’ relatives, but it was all to no avail.

Following the friend’s complaint, police found both women dead in their apartment. Also, a laptop and mobile devices disappeared.

According to the police investigation, the suspect was the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims. On December 31, he came to their apartment and one of the girls let him in. After a while, there was a furious row between them. Supposedly, the young man killed his ex-girlfriend first and then he murdered her friend when she returned home later.

The investigation revealed that the victim had complained repeatedly to her family earlier about her ex-boyfriend who was stalking her.

Criminal proceedings under article 115, premeditated murder, and article 187, robbery, of the criminal code of Ukraine, were opened.

On January 2, Ukrainian police informed their Turkish counterparts that Hüsnü Can Ç. took a flight to Istanbul. An international arrest warrant was issued for him.

Three days later, the suspect was arrested in Istanbul.

Text: Natalia Ivanova

Photo: Vyacheslav Abroskin FB page, National Police