Turkish authorities arrested the organizer of the art gallery where Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov was assassinated last year for connections to the crime. A judge in Ankara, Turkish capital ordered the arrest.
The gallery organizer was earlier detained last January for the same crime and was released for not enough evidence.
A year ago on 19 December 2016 at a very tense time in the regional politics, Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead 9 times from the back by a Turkish policeman while attending a photo gallery in the Turkish capital Ankara.
The ambassador Andrei Karlov was a career diplomat with decades of service in the Russian ministry of foreign affairs. He was 62 years old when killed.
The killer, a Turkish policeman said to be off duty at the time of the crime, was one of the close security details of the Turkish president Erdogan.
While committing the crime the killer shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) and ‘Don’t Forget Aleppo’. The Syrian city was in the last days of cleaning from Turkish-backed terrorists who occupied the Eastern part of the city and were terrorizing the whole city shelling all neighborhoods indiscriminately and laying a siege on the residents of Syria’s second largest city and the economic capital of the country.
Turkish security shot dead the killer at the scene. Immediately and to whitewash his and his thugs in the Turkish ‘intelligence’ hands, Recep Tayeb Erdogan accused his US-based nemesis Fethullah Gülen. As he thinks it was a good opportunity, maybe a ‘false-flag’, to get his rival out of his way.
At the time, Turkish authorities arrested 5 suspects for alleged connections to the assassination, they have connections to Fethullah Gülen’s Hizmet movement.
Turkish president Erdogan is known to play games and known to move on the thinnest edge of global powers, the smallest mistake will not only destroy him but all his country with him and hopefully not the whole region.