Turkish Teen, Jailed in Armenia Sent Back


YEREVAN (news.am) — Armenian officials sent back a minor Turkish citizen to his homeland on September 26.

Earlier it was reported that Yerevan had announced that the criminal case against this Turkish citizen—who had illegally crossed the Armenian border—has been dropped.

Umut Ali Özmen, 16, a resident of Kars Province, had crossed the Armenian-Turkish border on July 24. A criminal case was filed into this incident, and on charges of illegally crossing the Armenian state border.

But sometime thereafter, the Prosecutor General’s Office informed that the criminal case was dropped, and the precautionary measure of detention was lifted.



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