Russian Envoy's Murder Gulen network behind killing of Ambassador

Gulen, who is on exile, was also accused of orchestrating an abortive coup in Turkey in July, 2016.

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Members of a Turkish forces honour guard carry the Russian flag-draped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov and a picture of him during a ceremonial farewell with full state honours on the tarmac of Ankara's Esenboga Airport play

Members of a Turkish forces honour guard carry the Russian flag-draped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov and a picture of him during a ceremonial farewell with full state honours on the tarmac of Ankara's Esenboga Airport

(AFP)
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday blamed the group of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen for the assassination of Russia's ambassador in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

In an interview with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Cavusoglu said "Turkey and Russia know that behind the attack... there is FETO," it said, referring to Turkey's acronym for Gulen's organisation.

Gulen -- an exile accused of orchestrating an abortive coup in Turkey in July -- had earlier condemned the assassination as a "terrorist act" that left him "shocked and deeply saddened."

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