To Turkey from Russia to investigate the murder of Ambassador Andrew Charles flew investigative team of 18 security officers, the TFR and the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“The group will operate in Turkey within the framework of the investigation of the murder of the Ambassador of Russia Andrei Karlov, the agreement was reached during a telephone conversation the day before between the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” — said Peskov (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
A telephone conversation between the two presidents, during which it was agreed that the Russian investigation team will fly to Ankara and take part in the investigation of the murder of the Ambassador, held yesterday, 19 dekbera.
“The investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened a criminal case on the fact of murder, he is asked to form an interagency working group, which should be sent to Ankara to attend together with their Turkish partners in the investigation of this crime”, — said Putin at a meeting in the Kremlin. “We need to know who sent the hand of a murderer,” — said Putin.
Monday, 19 December, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed at the opening of the photo exhibition “Russia through the eyes of a traveler: from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka” in the modern art Center in Ankara. The diplomat delivered a speech from the rostrum, and the offender mevlüt Altıntaş
shot him in the back. Then the last called “do not forget Aleppo” and “not to forget Syria.”
Andrew Charles was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. Later it became known that Altıntaş was a former police officer who was fired after a coup attempt in July 2016. The gunman, who was 22, was killed by members of the Turkish special forces.
The Russian foreign Ministry acknowledged the incident a terrorist attack. Later, a terrorist attack the murder of the Ambassador and acknowledged the UN security Council.
TFR opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 361 of the criminal code (an act of international terrorism that resulted in the infliction of death person). “Video of the incident give to a consequence the grounds to believe that the actions and statements of the assailant to do with his attitude to the position of the Russian Federation in the sphere of combating international terrorism”, — said the Agency.
Putin and Erdogan during a conversation have come to believe that who wanted to murder Charles intended to “undermine” the normalization of relations between Moscow and Askarov, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. The Russian foreign Ministry are convinced that the undermining of the normalization of relations between the two countries need “conceived the act” in order to “prevent effective fight against terrorism in Syria.” “This goal is futile. It will not work”, — said Lavrov.