Russian woman detained over murder of Russia's envoy in Turkey

 Russian woman detained over murder of Russia's envoy in Turkey

Russian citizen Yekaterina B. has been arrested by the Turkish police on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, the A Haber TV channel reported.

According to the report, in November 2016, the Russian citizen had telephone contacts with the ambassador’s killer Mevlut Mert Altintas. She also called the Russian Cultural Center in Ankara. During questioning, she said that she had maintained contacts with Altintas mainly through messenger programs.

According to the Sabah daily, 33-year-old Yekaterina was a procurer in Ankara, arranging big businessmen’s meetings with women.

Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was gunned down on December 19, 2016, while he was delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition. The attacker was immediately neutralized by security forces. Russia’s foreign ministry officially declared it a terrorist attack.

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