Man to be questioned in case of Sarai Sierra, NYC mom missing in Turkey, over online communications

In this image provided by the family, Sarai Sierra is shown in an undated family photo, in New York. Sierra has reportedly gone missing during a trip to Turkey. She last contacted her family, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, the day she was to fly from Istanbul to New York.
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ANKARA, Turkey Turkey's state-run news agency says police have identified a man who exchanged online messages with a missing New York City woman and will question him over her disappearance.

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.

The Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed police sources, said in a report late Thursday that police had reached a man who went by the moniker "Taylan" and who had been in contact with Sierra.

It says police would question him at a secret location but that he was not a suspect in the case.

Police in Istanbul would not comment on the report.