Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Islamophobia_$type=carousel$h=350$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Iran_$type=three$count=3$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Palestine$type=three$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Turkey releases relatives of Russian envoy's assassin

SHARE:

ISTANBUL  - Turkish authorities on Thursday released six close relatives of the assassin of the Russian ambassador to Ankara after holding them for almost three days for questioning in the wake of the killing, state media said on Thursday.

Investigators are looking for links of the killer, Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas, to the group of the US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen who Ankara blames for the failed July 15 coup.


Russia, which on Thursday was laying to rest ambassador Andrei Karlov with full honours in Moscow, has urged caution and warned not to jump to hasty conclusions.

Both parents, the sister, two uncles and an aunt of the assassin were released after questioning in Aydin province in western Turkey, state-run news agency Anadolu said.

Turkish media said the authorities were still holding six suspects linked to the Rustu Unsal police academy in Izmir where Altintas studied from 2012-2104 and where officials believe he came under the influence of Gulen.

Among these are Suleyman Ergen, who Turkey accuses of being a top Gulen agent at the academy. The reports said they are still being questioned.

Erdogan on Wednesday said for the first time there was "no need to make a secret out of the fact" Altintas was a member of Gulen's group.

Turkey has embarked on a massive crackdown on what it calls the Fethullah Terror Organisation (FETO) in the wake of the July coup aimed at unseating Erdogan.

But Erdogan said the assassination of Karlov showed Gulen supporters were still present within the security forces and purges needed to continue.

"I have to say this very clearly -- this dirty organisation is still within the military, still within the police," he said.

But the Kremlin, which has sent 18 Russian investigators to Ankara, indicated earlier that it was not the time for hurried pronouncements on responsibility.

"In this case it is hardly worth hurrying to any conclusions until the investigation determines -- as our president said -- who was behind the murder of our ambassador," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Gulen himself has condemned Monday's assassination of ambassador Karlov and had denied any involvement in the July 15 coup.

COMMENTS

Name

Ads,5,Afghanistan,68,Africa,17,Americas,4,Animals,36,Asia,181,Australia,9,Austria,3,Bahrain,2,Bangladesh,15,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1232,Canada,2,Catalan,80,China,111,Cuba,3,Egypt,21,Europe,205,Fitness,14,France,22,Germany,32,Headlines,11,Health,168,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,1,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,99,Indonesia,8,International,75,Iran,74,Iraq,72,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,8,Italy,2,Japan,26,Jordan,1,Kenya,5,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,301,Lithuania,1,Malaysia,12,Malta,1,Maxico,3,Middle East,111,Muslim World,571,Myanmar,31,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,8,Niger,1,Nigeria,1,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,48,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1019,Palestine,35,Philippine,11,Pics,66,Poland,2,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,36,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,80,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,347,Somalia,4,South Africa,1,South Korea,5,Spain,48,Sports,1288,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,104,Taiwan,2,Technology,437,Thailand,4,Today IN History,19,Top News,981,Tunisia,1,Turkey,73,U.S.,266,UAE,21,UK,45,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,75,Vietnam,2,World,4670,Yemen,21,
ltr
item
Muslim Global: Turkey releases relatives of Russian envoy's assassin
Turkey releases relatives of Russian envoy's assassin
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_Og8kmiSk50/WFu3LHPwK0I/AAAAAAAAXi0/NB_7rBU3CdMU8dMvNWFG9oGSZWo-PwquwCLcB/s640/Andrei%2BKarlov%2Blies%2Bon%2Bthe%2Bfloor%2Bafter%2Bbeing%2Bshot%2Bby%2BMevlut%2BMert%2BAltintas.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_Og8kmiSk50/WFu3LHPwK0I/AAAAAAAAXi0/NB_7rBU3CdMU8dMvNWFG9oGSZWo-PwquwCLcB/s72-c/Andrei%2BKarlov%2Blies%2Bon%2Bthe%2Bfloor%2Bafter%2Bbeing%2Bshot%2Bby%2BMevlut%2BMert%2BAltintas.jpg
Muslim Global
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2016/12/turkey-releases-relatives-of-russian.html
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2016/12/turkey-releases-relatives-of-russian.html
true
616431133175714168
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy