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Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Official: Turkish Man Detained In Death Of Staten Island Mother

Gov. Celalettin Lekesiz says Sunday police caught the suspect – identified only as Ziya T. – in Hatay province, near Turkey’s border with Syria.

03/17/2013

Sarai Sierra

Surveillance Photos Released Of S.I. Murder Victim In Turkey

For the first time, photos have been released of murdered Staten Island photographer Sarai Sierra – from the very same day she disappeared in Turkey.

02/17/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To S.I. Mother Killed In Turkey

Sarai Sierra was found beaten to death in Istanbul 12 days after she went missing. Police said Sierra had suffered a fatal blow to the head. She also had been stabbed.

02/15/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Sierra family handout)

Wake Held For Staten Island Woman Found Murdered In Turkey

Sarai Sierra’s body was flown back last week. The 33-year-old mother of two was found beaten to death in Istanbul 12 days after she went missing.

02/14/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Body Of Staten Island Mom Killed In Turkey On Its Way Back To U.S.

Sarai Sierra traveled to Istanbul alone on Jan. 7 to explore her photography hobby. The 33-year-old mother of two was found dead 12 days after she went missing.

02/07/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Sierra family handout)

Parents Of Staten Island Woman Found Dead In Turkey Speak Out

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing Jan. 21 while on a solo vacation in Istanbul. Her body was found 12 days later, near the remnants of some ancient city walls.

02/04/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Blow To The Head Blamed For Staten Island Woman’s Death In Turkey

A fatal blow to the head was the cause of death for a Staten Island woman who had only wanted to make a journey to Istanbul, Turkey, to take photographs.

02/03/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Sierra family handout)

Missing Staten Island Woman Found Dead In Istanbul; Police Detain 11

A missing Staten Island woman has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a Turkish news agency.

02/02/2013

Rescuers take on February 1, 2013 a victim of a blast outside the US Embassy in Ankara to a waiting ambulance. (credit: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Suicide Bombing At US Embassy In Turkey Kills 2

The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the side entrance to the embassy, but did not damage the inside of the embassy itself.

02/01/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Official: Police Detain Man In Turkey Over Missing Staten Island Woman

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul. She was last heard from on Jan. 21,
the day she was due back home.

02/01/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Turkish Police Examine Video In Search For Missing Staten Island Woman

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year old mother of two, who was vacationing alone in Istanbul, has been missing since Jan. 21, when she was due to board her flight back home.

01/31/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Turkish Police Look For Person In Connection With Missing Staten Island Woman

Turkish police on Wednesday were trying to trace a person who apparently corresponded with a Staten Island woman through social networking sites before she went missing, an official said.

01/30/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Police In Turkey Release Footage Of Missing Staten Island Woman

Sarai Sierra, 33, has been missing since Jan. 21, when she didn’t take her flight back to New York.

01/29/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Police In Istanbul Try To Trace Missing Staten Island Woman

Sarai Sierra went missing while vacationing alone in the city.

01/28/2013

Sarai Sierra (L) (credit: Sierra Family)

Missing Woman’s Husband, Brother Head To Turkey To Find Her

The husband and brother of a 33-year-old Staten Island woman missing in Turkey have decided to travel to Istanbul in hopes of finding her.

01/27/2013

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