Five suspects of involvement in the murder of Ambassador Charles arrested in Turkey

Rally in memory of slain Andrew Charles at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow

In Turkey in the framework of the investigation of the murder of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrey Karlov arrested five people. On Saturday, January 7, reports the Turkish Anadolu Agency, citing Prosecutor’s office of Izmir.

Four of them are colleagues of a killer COP Mevlut MERTa of Altıntaş. Another man — an activist organization of the Turkish opposition leader Fethullah Gulen living in the United States; he oversaw the supporters of the organization from among students of the police school in Izmir.

The arrested accused of belonging to an armed terrorist organization.

29 Dec 2016, it became known that the citizen of Russia, a friend of Mevlut of Altıntaş, questioned in Moscow.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, was shot dead in Ankara at the Gallery of modern art the evening of December 19 during the opening ceremony dedicated to Russia photo exhibition. The killer is liquidated by the security forces.

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 361 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“an Act of international terrorism that resulted in the killing of a person”). Currently, the murder is being investigated by the joint group of Russian and Turkish experts.