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    Former policeman arrested within case of Russian ambassador’s murder in Turkey

    [Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was killed on December 19, 2016 in Ankara during a speech at an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art.]
    On suspicion of involvement in the murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, who was shot in Ankara, former Turkish police officer Ramazan Yudzhel was arrested.
    The Prosecutor’s Office of the capital of Turkey brought charges against Ramazan Yudzhel in involvement in the preparation of the Karlov’s murder. Later, the suspect was arrested by a court decision.
    Turkish news agencies Anadolu and CNN Turk write that Yudzhel was fired from law enforcement after the information about his connections with the organization of opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen (FETÖ), who is accused of an unsuccessful coup attempt in the summer of 2016, grew suspicion.
    Earlier, on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Karlov, four people were detained, including two former policemen and CEO of the publishing group Guru Medya Hayreddin Aydinbash.
    To recall, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead by a former police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş in the evening of December 19 at the opening of a photography exhibition “Russia through Turks’ eyes” in Ankara. Disguised as a security officer, the attacker shot the ambassador in the back several times. The diplomat died in a hospital; his assassin was shot while resisting the police. The Turkish law enforcement bodies and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, which has initiated a criminal case under Act of International Terrorism, are conducting an investigation into the murder.


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