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In Turkey, five people arrested for murder of Russian ambassador
18:29, 7 January 2017
In Turkey, five people arrested for murder of Russian ambassador

Four of them are the fellow servicemen of the gunman

18:29, 7 January 2017

112 Agency

In Turkey, four people were arrested within the investigation of the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara Andrei Karlov. It is reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

It is noted that four of those arrested were the colleagues of killer Mevlut Mert Altyntash in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the republican prosecutor's office of the city of Izmir, the fifth arrested is an activist of the Fethullah Gülen terrrorist group "supervised" by FETÖ supporters among the students of Rüştü Unsal Police School in Izmir, where Altyntash aslso studied.

Let us remind, 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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