Murder in Amsterdam Raises Suspicion of Hate Crime

Some Turkish media have suggested that the murder of a Turkish businesswoman in Amsterdam on August 10 may have been a hate crime. Arzu Erbaş Çakmakçı was stabbed to death in Amsterdam in the parking lot outside of a daycare center she owned by unknown perpetrators. She was married with two children. There is no trace of the stabber, Dutch police said Wednesday, and there was no statement from the police concerning the motive for the attack. Cakmakci’s brother in law told Cihan that Arzu Erbaş Çakmakçı had been receiving threats lately.