No doubt Russian envoy's killer linked to Gulen group: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said for the first time the Turkish policeman who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Ankara was a member of the group of the US-based preacher blamed for the July coup.

AFP| Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 00:30 AM IST
No doubt Russian envoy's killer linked to Gulen group: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said for the first time the Turkish policeman who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Ankara was a member of the group of the US-based preacher blamed for the July coup.

"There is no need to make a secret out of the fact he was a member of FETO," Erdogan said at a news conference, using Ankara`s preferred acronym for Fethullah Gulen's group. Gulen himself has condemned Monday's assassination of ambassador Andrei Karlov.