Belgium issues Red Notice for Turkish fugitive convicted in Sabancı murder

Belgian Federal Police have issued an Interpol Red Notice for the arrest of a fugitive convicted in the 1996 assassination of the former head of Sabancı Holding industrial conglomerate, independent news site T24 reported.

Fehriye Erdal, a member of the left-wing Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), along with two other members, were convicted of the murder of tycoon Özdemir Sabancı on January 9, 1996, at the Sabanci Holding's main headquarters in Istanbul.

Erdal fled Turkey and was captured in Belgium, where she fled from police custody 13 years ago and has not been found since. In Feb. 2017, the Belgian High Criminal Court sentenced Erdal to 15 years in prison in absentia.

DHKP-C, a Marxist-Leninist insurgency, is designated a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the EU. The organisation has claimed responsibility for various terror attacks in Turkey, including one in 2013 at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.