The Russian investigation team will fly to Ankara and take part in the investigation of the murder of Ambassador Andrei Karlov. This was during a telephone conversation, agreed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“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. The President added that the agreement reached in his telephone conversation with President of Turkey Erdogan Razepam. “We need to know who sent the hand of a murderer,” — said Putin.
Previously the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case upon murder of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov. The case was initiated under article 360 of the criminal code (assault on a representative of a foreign state, enjoying state protection).
At the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Director of the SVR Sergey Naryshkin and the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, Putin expressed his condolences in connection with death of the Ambassador and instructed to submit a diplomat for the state award. The President gave a high assessment of the professional skills Charles. “He died in the line of duty. It was a brilliant diplomat, enjoyed a very good reputation in the host country had good relations with Turkey, and with other political forces, enjoyed their respect,” — said Putin.
A former employee of the police of Turkey mevlüt MERT Altıntaş opened fire from a pistol during 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 exhibition was organized by joint efforts of the Russian Embassy in Ankara and the municipality of the district Chancy in the capital of Turkey.
Ambassador Charles gave a speech from the podium, when the offender shot him in the back. After the murder of Ambassador 22-year-old attacker shouted slogans about Aleppo and Syria and fired several shots into the hall, three people were injured. The gunman was killed by soldiers of the special forces arrived.
As the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey Suleyman Soylu, the murderer of the Russian Ambassador was dismissed from the police force after the July coup attempt in the country. He graduated from police school and has served in the police for two years.
Many world leaders and the UN, condemned the murder of the Russian Ambassador. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a special statement calling the assassination an attack on the Turkish people. “I hate to condemn the vile murder of the Ambassador of Russia Andrei Karlov. We are now in close contact with Russia, especially on the issue of Syria and stop the bloodshed in Aleppo. This attack is also an attack on the Turkish people, it is an open provocation,” Erdogan said.