Investigation Into Murder of Russian Ambassador Takes an Unexpected Turn

A Russian national has been arrested in connection with the murder of Andrei Karlov, Moscow's ambassador to Turkey

Mon, Mar 6, 2017 | 20544 Comments
Frankly the whole thing is shady
Frankly the whole thing is shady

We honestly don't know what to do with this, so we'll just serve it up straight.

Via the Moscow Times (yes, we checked with other sources, too):

A 33-year-old Russian woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Andrei Karlov, Moscow's ambassador to Turkey, the Turkish media has reported.

The woman, known only as Yekaterina, was arrested in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported Monday.

She is accused of contacting Karlov's killer, former police cadet Mevlut Altyntash, before the assassination, an unnamed law enforcement source told the newspaper.

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A Russian-language report from RIA mentions connections to a "Russian company involved in sexual services in five-star hotels in Ankara".

Assassinations in general are never easy to unpack, but the narrative surrounding this murder in particular never sat well with us.

The beautifully-framed, award-winning photographs. Even video. And of course — the thrilling political message: "Save Aleppo!"

For now it's safe to assume that this is a very deep rabbit hole.

Stay tuned.

 

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