The Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey mevlüt çavuşoğlu in conversation with the head of the U.S. Department of State John Kerry expressed the view that the assassination in Ankara of the Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov opposition are followers of the preacher Fethullah Gulen. According to the head of the Turkish foreign Ministry, such version adhere and in Russia, reports Reuters.
In turn, the official representative of State Department John Kirby in a press briefing in Washington said that data about the involvement of gülen to this crime he had no calling to wait for the end of the investigation.
Andrew Charles was killed in Ankara on 19 December, during his speech at the Center for contemporary art. When the Russian Ambassador gave a speech, a former police officer mevlüt Altıntaş shot him in the back. Charles died of his wounds. His body was hit by nine bullets, said the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet with reference to the Institute of forensic medicine. Murderer Charles was neutralized by the police.
As said in the Kremlin on 20 December, Charles murder was profitable to those who want to prevent the development of relations between Russia and Turkey, this was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. “This is beneficial to those who want to drive a wedge between Russia and Turkey”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said yesterday that the murder in Turkey is connected with Russia’s struggle against international terrorism