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Turkey accused Gulen in Kremlin envoy assassination

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for eight members of the Gulenist Terror Organization (FETO), including its leader Fethullah Gulen, for being involved in the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov, the Haberturk TV channel reports.

It was Gulen who ordered the assassination of Russian Ambassador, according to the Haberturk TV.

Andrei Karlov, the envoy to Ankara, was shot in his back on December 19, 2016, while delivering a speech at cultural event. The attacker, an off-duty police officer named Mevlut Mert Altintas, was immediately destroyed by security forces.

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) declared the ambassador’s assassination a terrorist attack, and the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on Karlov assassination an act of international terrorism, TASS news agency reports.

 

Gulen to be stripped of Turkey’s passport

Turkey announced it would strip 130 persons of citizenship for allerged militant links, including the U.S.-based cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gülen blamed for ingeneering last July’s coup, unless they all return to the country within three months.

 

In a list of what it called fugitives from justice, the interior ministry named Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Faysal Sariyildiz and Tugba Hezer, and former HDP lawmaker Ozdal Ucer.

Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999, has repeatedly denied involvement in the coup and publically condemned it.