Police arrest suspect over attack on Armenian church in Istanbul

Istanbul police arrested on Saturday a suspect connected to an attack on a city church earlier this week, Diken news site reported.

The suspect was detained after he was caught on video allegedly removing a cross outside an Armenian church in Istanbul’s historical Kuzguncuk neighbourhood on May 28, it said.

The suspect was detained after the incident, but released shortly thereafter. He was taken into police custody again after the Anadolu Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest.

This is the second attack on a church in Istanbul this month. A man attempted to set fire to another Armenian church in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district on May 9.