Turkey: 28 on trial over Russian ambassador’s slaying
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The trial of 28 people accused of roles in the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey opened Tuesday in Ankara, among them a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom Turkey blames for a failed coup the same year.
An off-duty police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, fatally shot Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov at a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital on Dec. 19, 2016. Other officers later shot and killed the gunman at the scene.
Turkey blames US-based cleric for Russian envoy’s killing
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has concluded that a network led by a U.S.-based Muslim cleric is behind the 2016 killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey and is seeking prison terms for the preacher and 27 others.
Anadolu Agency said Friday that the prosecutor's indictment accuses Fethullah Gulen and others of terror charges.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has issued arrest warrants for a U.S.-based Muslim cleric and seven other people for their alleged involvement in the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, the country's state-run news agency reported Monday.
An off-duty police officer fatally shot Ambassador Andrei Karlov while he was speaking at the opening of a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital on Dec. 19, 2016. The officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, was later shot dead at the scene by police.
AP image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award
AMSTERDAM (AP) — As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures.
Turkey renames street after slain Russian ambassador
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has renamed the street that serves the Russian Embassy after the ambassador who was killed in an attack in the Turkish capital.
Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek on Tuesday presented a framed copy of his municipality's decision to rename the street to the widow of Andrei Karlov. Municipality workers then replaced the street sign with one inscribed with Karlov's name.
Russian consul in Athens found dead; no signs of foul play
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment, but there are no immediate indications of foul play.
A consular employee found the body of 54-year-old Consul Andrey Malanin at his apartment in the Greek capital on Monday.
Police say a coroner will examine the body, while the police homicide department also is investigating the death due to Malanin's diplomatic status.
Pressure’s on for Trump to make diplomats safer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hammered rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign for failing to prevent the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, when she was secretary of state. Soon he'll be the one responsible for protecting America's diplomats, but he's offered little insight into how he'll do that.
US-based cleric rejects links to Russian envoy’s killing
MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S.-based Muslim cleric on Thursday condemned the killing of Russia's envoy to Turkey and rejected accusations that his movement was behind the attack.
Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition Monday in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has implicated Fethullah Gulen in the killing, accusing his movement of links to the gunman.
In Turkey, things could get worse before they get better
The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey fits into a long tradition of political violence in a country where the fallout from the Syrian war is deepening the chaos.
Turkey's toxic combination of problems includes a Kurdish insurgency at home and state purges following a failed coup attempt in July, meaning the security situation will remain extremely tenuous for a while.
Turkey links Russian envoy’s killer to US-based cleric Gulen
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Wednesday implicated a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in the killing of Russia's envoy to Turkey, saying the policeman who carried out the attack was a member of his "terror organization."
Ambassador Andrei Karlov was killed Monday evening by a gunman in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara. The assassin, Mevlut Mert Altintas of Ankara's riot police squad, was killed in a police operation.
A look at the most significant attacks in Turkey in 2016
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The assassination Monday evening of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, follows a long string of attacks in Turkey this year. A look at the most significant attacks:
— Jan. 12, Istanbul: Suicide bomber kills 12 German tourists in historic district. Authorities say attacker was linked the Islamic State group.
Turkey and Russia probe slaying of envoy in Ankara gallery
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Investigators from Turkey and Russia hunted for clues Tuesday in the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara.
A team of 18 Russian investigators and foreign ministry officials arrived in Turkey and began inspecting the art gallery where the shooting of Andrei Karlov took place.
Russia, Turkey could grow even closer after envoy’s slaying
The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey could actually bring the two regional powers closer together, with Russia reaping political benefits by arguing that it has paid a high price for fighting terrorism as Turkey, embarrassed by its security breaches, increasingly coordinates with Russia in neighboring Syria.
The two nations were already trying to resolve their differences over the war in Syria since Turkey shot down a Russian military jet along the Syrian border last year.
Turkey launches new highway tunnel across Bosporus
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials have inaugurated an undersea highway tunnel linking the European and Asian sides of Istanbul.
The Eurasia Tunnel, crossing the Bosporus Strait, was launched Tuesday even as the country was stunned by the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey a day before.
Raw: Flowers Laid for Killed Russian Ambassador
Invoking Syria, policeman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit and then, pacing near the body of his victim, appeared to condemn Russia's military role in Syria, shouting: "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"
Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Germany
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day that his election victory became official, Donald Trump on Monday experienced what life will be like as president as he condemned separate deadly incidents against a Russian diplomat and shoppers at a German Christmas market, blaming Islamic terrorism in both instances.
He offered no support for his claim that terrorists were responsible for the carnage.