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Turkey bans media coverage of the Karlov assassination investigation


Russian Ambassador Karlov was shot and killed by a 22-year Turkish policeman at the opening of a photo exhibition in Ankara on December 19.
Assassination happened openly, and the gunman shouted “Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria! “.
The man was even shot and killed by other police officers on site.


Prosecutors in Ankara went to court to prevent the broadcast of footage of the killing, as well as media coverage of the investigation, which a Turkish court Tuesday gave it authority.


According to news agency Anadolu, the prohibition also interviews with eyewitnesses and all mention of the victim and the perpetrator.It is unknown what is in the front line to the ban, but Monday, the newspaper Hurriyet a lengthy interview with the sister of the gunman Mevlut Mert Altintas. She claimed that he had been “brainwashed” on the police academy in Izmir.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claims that Altintas was with active with the Muslim preacher Fethullah Gülen’s organization, which he accused of having been behind the attempted coup in July.

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