A suspect in the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, arrested in Turkey

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Jovenel Mïse

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Jovenel Moïse, 53, took office in 2017.

Turkish authorities arrested a man suspected of being of “great interest” in the July assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph said Monday.

“I just had a phone conversation with the Turkish minister, my friend Mevlut Cavusoglu, to thank Turkey for the arrest of Samir Handal, one of the people of great interest in the investigation of the assassination of the president,” Joseph wrote on Twitter.

The suspect, Samir Handal, a businessman, was detained at Istanbul airport in the early hours of Monday.

Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that Handal arrived in Turkey in transit from the United States to fly to Jordan.

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