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Assassination of Russian ambassador in Turkey: Killer gathered data for over two months
08:38, 4 January 2017
Assassination of Russian ambassador in Turkey: Killer gathered data for over two months

Mevlut Mert Altintas collected information about Andrey Karlov since October till December 2016, - Anadolu

08:38, 4 January 2017

Reuters

The killer of Russian ambassador in Ankara obviously prepared for the attack; Mevlut Mert Altintas spent two months to collect information on his victim, Anadolu wrote with the reference to a police source.

It was found out that in October, a user searched the Web for information about Russian diplomat Andrey Karlov. Altintas was proved to have used his ex-roommate’s computer to collect the data.

The investigation now identifies those who in any way contacted with the killer during the period.

As 112 International reported, last month, 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas shot dead Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador in Turkey. The incident took place in Ankara on December 19, 2016, as the diplomat was holding a speech at the ‘Russia as seen by Turks’ exhibition. Altintas, disguised as a guard, shot the ambassador from behind, saying: ‘Remember Aleppo, remember Syria. We won’t leave you alone. Only death stops me. We die in Aleppo, you die here.’ The Turkish police killed him on the spot, having accidentally wounded another three people during the special operation.

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