Reward of $1m to solve 1995 Sydney murder
The daughter of a western Sydney business owner brutally murdered in his workshop in 1995 says her father's death remains difficult to accept.
A $1 million reward was offered on Tuesday to help solve the murder of Turkish community member Hasan Dastan more than two decades ago.
Mr Dastan's severely beaten body was found in the workshop of his Blacktown auto wrecker's business in December 1995.
A post-mortem examination found the 52-year-old died of severe blunt force trauma to the head and face.
No one was ever charged with his murder, despite previous reward offers.
Mr Dastan's daughter, Yasemin Sevim, on Tuesday said the family continued to suffer and wanted answers.
"It's heartbreaking to know my dad was living his life, and then someone - or some people - took all of that away from him and from us," Ms Sevim said in a statement.
"My dad's death took a huge toll on mum and we deserve answers, especially after waiting 24 years."
Detectives re-opened the case in 2018 and on Tuesday announced a NSW government reward of $1 million for information that leads to the conviction of those behind Mr Dastan's murder.
NSW Police Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said police believe some members of Sydney's Turkish community know what happened to Mr Dastan.
"He was a father, he ran a successful business and was a well-respected member in the Turkish and wider community," Det Supt Doherty said in a statement.
"Earlier inquiries have been strengthened as a result of a case review and we are confident this $1 million reward may just be the motivation for someone who knows something to get in touch with us and lead to an arrest."
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