The trial of 28 people accused of involvement in the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov in December 2016, began in Ankara on Monday.

The list of the suspects includes Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 and who Ankara claims was behind the July 2016 attempted coup in Turkey.

Karlov was killed on December 19, 2016, while making a speech during the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition called ‘Russia as Seen by the Turks’.

The perpetrator reportedly fired eight shots, hitting Karlov in the back and wounding three others.

 

 

Source: Ruptly

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The report should add that Erdogan pulled out of jail 28 uneducated prisoners at random to state their innocence.