Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Turkey Andrei Karlov was killed on the orders of the supporters of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen and members of his organization FETO.
To such conclusion the Prosecutor’s office of Ankara, said on 12 June, the website of the Turkish TV channel NTV.
According to investigators, the killer, Charles, mevlüt MERT Altıntaş, had contact with five people who are in FETO. In addition, the prosecution established that Altıntaş met with one of fethullahists in a five star hotel in Cyprus, where he received instructions for the murder of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, said the news Agency TASS.
We will remind, Andrew Charles was killed on 19 December during a speech at the opening of the photo exhibition in Ankara. The deceased was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia «for their resilience and courage in the post of extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Turkey, a great contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation».
Murderer Charles was shot by police at the scene, and two weeks later the police arrested two accomplices Altunaga and took custody of three more.
Among those arrested were four cadets of the police Academy, where he studied killer, as well as their supervisor, whom authorities believe an activist of the organization, Fethullah gülen. They were charged with «belonging to an armed terrorist group».
In early March it was reported that within investigation of murder of the Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, the Turkish authorities questioned and detained Russian Ekaterina B., which may be associated with a killer of a diplomat.
Gulen himself has strongly denied involvement in the murder of the Russian Ambassador.