Russian woman detained in Turkey on suspicion of being involved in ambassador murder

Monday, 6 March, 2017 - 14:30

Russian citizen Yekaterina B. has been arrested by the Turkish police on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, the A Haber TV channel reported on Monday.

According to the report, in November 2016, the Russian citizen had telephone contacts with the ambassador’s killer Mevlut Mert Altintas. She also called the Russian Cultural Center in Ankara. During questioning, she said that she had maintained contacts with Altintas mainly through messenger programs.

According to the Sabah daily, 33-year-old Yekaterina was a procurer in Ankara, arranging big businessmen’s meetings with women.

Meanwhile, the Russian embassy in Turkey has forwarded an official request demanding to confirm the reports on the Russian citizen’s arrest in connection with the Karlov murder case, the embassy’s spokesperson Irina Kasimova told TASS on Monday.

Source: TASS.