According to two sources, “Rain” close to the Kremlin, Russia’s new Ambassador in Turkey will be the presidential envoy in Volga Federal district Mikhail Babich. His appointment will happen in the next year, the source specified.
“The first time I heard” — said the TV channel the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of validity of appointment of Babich.
According to “Rain”, Babych had long wanted to transfer from the post of Plenipotentiary for another job in the summer he claimed to be the Ambassador of Russia in Ukraine, however, Kiev has refused to appoint. After that, according to a source close to the Kremlin, the question of the new job Babic remained open. He wanted to change jobs, the source said.
The previous Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed in Ankara on December 19 during the opening of the exhibition at the contemporary art Center. He gave a speech when a former police officer mevlüt Altıntaş several times shot him in the back. The Russian foreign Ministry has described the incident as a terrorist attack. The UN security Council has also called the incident a terrorist attack.
The funeral for Charles was held on December 22. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin awarded him the title of Hero of Russia posthumously.
Foreign Minister of Turkey mevlüt çavuşoğlu in conversation with head of US state Department John Kerry expressed the opinion that the murder are the followers of the preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish authorities believe the mastermind of the coup attempt. According to Cavusoglu, Russia also adheres to this version. State Department spokesman John Kirby said that data about the involvement of gülen to this crime he had no calling to wait for the end of the investigation.