Gulen network 'behind' killing of Russian ambassador: Turkish FM

By AFP
Published: December 21, 2016
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on Tuesday, blamed the group of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen for the assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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In an interview with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Çavuşoğlu said: “Turkey and Russia know that behind the attack… there is FETO,” referring to Turkey’s acronym for Gülen’s organisation.

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Gülen—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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