German-origin businessman seized in UAE over Istanbul murder case
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyA German-origin businessman has been seized by Interpol in the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of the premeditated murder of an Egyptian-origin businessman in Istanbul in 2013.
The killing is thought to have taken place after a disagreement over grain trade worth $14 million.
Kiannosh Ranjbar Moshtaghin was detained in the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 24 and is expected to be sent to Turkey after correspondence between the two countries.
Moshtaghin was the business partner of Ramzi Matta, who was living in Ukraine and disappeared after arriving in Istanbul with Moshtaghin on June 15, 2013. Istanbul police had opened an investigation after Matta’s family applied to the Ukrainian Consulate. His dismembered body was later found inside a rubbish bag in a forested area in Istanbul’s Başakşehir neighborhood on Aug. 21, 2013.
Some 11 suspects, including three foreigners, were detained in connection to the killing, while four were later released. The other seven suspects were tried in Istanbul.
Meanwhile, Interpol issued a red notice to seize fellow-suspects Youssef Ali, Yazan Ali, Slave Petrov, Sarkis Atallah, and Moshtaghin. All suspects tried in Istanbul have claimed that Moshtaghin and Slave Petrov committed the murder.