Ambassador Killed in Turkey, Putin: We Must Know The Master-mind

Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted he would find out the mastermind who ordered the perpetrators shot dead Ambassador Andrey G. Karlov in Ankara, Turkey.”We have to know the mastermind who ordered the murder,” Putin said during a special meeting attended by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Head of the foreign intelligence service of Russia Sergei Naryshkin, and the head of the internal security agency Alexander Bortnikov was quoted as saying on the Independent, December 20, 2016.

Putin explained that he had spoken by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to send investigators flew to Ankara to help the investigation conducted by Turkey.

In addition, Putin ordered security at diplomatic facilities in Russia Turkey increased and vice versa, he sought assurances from Turkey about the security of the Russian diplomatic facility in Turkey. Putin also ordered an increase in security measures at the Russian embassy in the world.

According to Putin, the murder of Karlov designed to further heat up the tension between Russia and Turkey and the impact on efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.

To the perpetrators of the shooting, Putin asserted that Russia is getting stronger response to the killing of the diplomats. “There is only one respons- rise against terrorism. The bandits will feel this is the case,” said Putin.

Erdogan reiterated on television, this murder is a provocation to destroy the process of normalization of Turkey’s relations with Russia. “But both Russia and the Turkish government will not fall with this provocation.”

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