A 37-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the north on Thursday afternoon just outside Nicosia.
Reports said Gamze Pehlivan was stabbed multiple times with a sharp implement and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The 35-year-old man suspected of stabbing Pehlivan was arrested in Nicosia a couple of hours later.
It was the second stabbing death of a woman in the north in three days.
Yeniduzen newspaper said 31 women had been murdered in the north in the past 16 years.
On Tuesday, 25-year-old Burcu Okumus was stabbed to death by her husband, 45, in Famagusta. The couple were from Turkey.