The assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was affiliated with the Gulen movement, chief advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Ilnur Cevik said Monday, Sputnik reported.
"Growing relations and intensive cooperation in all areas between Turkey and Russia has created anger in the West, especially in the United States and Germany. The latest example has been the joint efforts of the two countries to save the civilian people of Aleppo. It was inevitable that the West would try to sabotage these relations. It is sad that they used a policeman affiliated to Fethullah Gulen's terrorist organization to assassinate the ambassador. This organization was also behind the downing of the Russian fighter that hurt our relations," Cevik said.
Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov died after he was badly wounded in an armed assault in Ankara Dec. 19, Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported. The ambassador was taken to a special hospital, but died there despite all the efforts of the doctors, Milliyet said. The assailant was killed in an ensuing police operation.