Andrey Karlov

Turkey Tells Kerry Russia ‘Knows’ Gulen Behind Ambassador Assassination

In a telephone conversation Monday, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu reportedly told his American counterpart John Kerry that the policeman who killed Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov that day was tied to the U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, and that Russia agreed with Turkey’s conclusion.

TURKEY, Istanbul : A Turkish protester (L) holds up a banner with pictures of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and the United States-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen (R) during a demonstration against goverment on December 30, 2013 in Istanbul. Erdogan lashed out at the judiciary as he tried …

Police: Turkish Assassin Had Gulen, Al-Qaeda Books in Apartment

Turkish police have told reporters that Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, the police officer responsible for the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, had in his possession materials linking him to both al-Qaeda and the U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, right, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. At first, AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici thought it was a theatrical stunt when a man in a dark suit …