ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The teenager accused of killing Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in Istanbul has reportedly confessed and said he has no regrets for the act.
The official Turkish news agency, Anatolia, says 17-year-old Ogun Samast made the comment after his arrest Saturday. The youth's father identified him from a video of the Friday shooting and tipped off police.
Dink, who was editor of the Agos newspaper, was shot outside the newspaper's office. He had received death threats for his writings about the killing of Armenians in Turkey from 1915 to 1915, a controversial topic in Turkey.
Istanbul Gov. Muammer Guler said Samast was arrested on a bus in Samsun on his way to Trabzon, Turkey.
CNN reported at least a dozen other people were being held in Dink's death in Trabzon and six of them were going to be brought to Istanbul Sunday for questioning.