Suspect of murdering two Turkish girls in Ukraine caught in Turkey: Report
The man identified by the police in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv as the main suspect of killing two Turkish students on Dec. 31 was caught by Turkish police in Istanbul, Demirören News Agency reported on Jan. 5.
Hüsnü Can Ç., 20, thought to be ex-boyfriend of Buket Yıldız, was detained by police in a cemetery in Istanbul's suburban district of Pendik. He was carrying a knife and a blank firing gun.
The suspect went to Ukraine 10 days before the murders, according to security sources.
The door of the apartment was not opened forcibly, making the police believe that the suspect had spare keys or Yıldız invited him in.
The murderer first killed Yıldız, slitting her throat, according to findings. Then he came across her housemate Zeynep Hüsnübey, who was coming home from shopping, at the door and stabbed her to death.
Hüsnü Can Ç. took a flight to Istanbul, the Ukrainian police told Turkish counterparts. An international arrest warrant was issued for him.
The bodies of Yıldız and Hüsünbeyi were discovered on Jan. 3 after one of the victims’ friends failed to reach them and went to the police.