Dec 17 2017

Russian team to visit Turkey on anniversary of assassination

A Russian delegation is expected to arrive in Ankara on Tuesday, as part of an investigation into the killing of Russia’s Ankara ambassador Andrei Karlov last year in Ankara, Turkish pro-nationalist news website Ulusal reported.

The delegation is composed of a prosecutor, a security attaché, officials from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Response and forensic experts, Ulusal wrote. They are expected to meet with their counterparts in Turkey.

Karlov was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an art gallery by a Turkish off-duty police officer, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire.

Following the attack, a Russian delegation came to investigate the crime scene and met with the Turkish prosecutor and police investigators.

So far, three people have been arrested in relation to the assassination, including a TV programmer.