Catholic priest Santoro’s killer shot in Turkey's southwest
Banu Şen - İZMİR
Oğuzhan Akdin (L)
The Turkish murderer of an Italian Catholic priest has been shot in a popular resort in Turkey’s southwest.
Sixteen-year-old Oğuzhan Akdin had shot and killed Father Andrea Santoro, the priest of the Santa Maria Church in the northern province of Trabzon in 2006, amid widespread anger in Islamic countries over the publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers.
Akdin was later convicted of premeditated murder by a juvenile court in Trabzon. After spending a decade behind prison bars, he was released in 2016.
Turkish police detained two suspects after the attack.