Turkish police chief detained over Armenian editor's 2007 murder

January 19, 2015 2:20 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish police chief handed himself in to authorities on Monday in connection with the murder of a prominent ethnic Armenian journalist who was gunned down outside his newspaper offices in Istanbul eight years ago to the day.

Ercan Demir, who had been assigned last month as police chief in the Kurdish town of Cizre, surrendered to police in the capital Ankara after an arrest warrant was issued in the murder trial of Hrant Dink, editor of the Armenian newspaper Agos, government officials said.

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