Al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Claimed Responsibility For Russian Ambassador’s Assassination. Or Not?

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Al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Claimed Responsibility For Russian Ambassador's Assassination. Or Not?

Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov (R) gives a speech as he visits an art fair in Ankara, Turkey, on Dec.19, 2016. Ecenur Colak / Anadolu Agency Via Getty Images

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) has claimed responsibility for Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov’s murder that took place in Ankara on December 19, according to reports in the Turkish and Russian media.

The terrorist group allegedly claimed responsibility via a statemend appeared in the social media.

However, the released statement was questioned by some journalists and readers.

The problem is that the newly appeared statement uses a different font and some marks of photoshop. The statement is also not aviable in Jabhat Fatah al-Sham’s biggest social media accounts.

Andrey Karlov was shot and killed by Mevlut Mert Altintas at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara. The Russian Foreign Ministry considered the attack a terrorist act.

Al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Claimed Responsibility For Russian Ambassador's Assassination. Or Not?

Mevlut Mert Altintas

Turkey has detained at least six relatives of the attacker have been detained. Some of them are allegedly linked to the so-called Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO) that the Erdogan regime blames for organizing a coup attempt in July.

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  • Brad Isherwood

    Grey Wolves,…?
    History NATO Gladio ….History with CIA,
    Southfront article on the Grey Wolf who murdered the downed Russian pilot.

    NATO and CIA/US deep state… furious over outcomes in Syria and future energy deals with
    Russia and Iran

    • Michael Anderson

      The gloves are off. This is getting very serious. I noticed the British royals have broken Christmas tradition and are all dispersed to different locations for the holiday. Hmm. Couldn’t miss the tactical significance.

      • Brad Isherwood

        David Icke will be asking if UFOs came down to take the Shape-shifting Reptiles
        Away : )

  • wimroffel

    “so-called Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization”

    Nope, it is not so called. Only Erdogan puts that name on it.

  • Pave Way IV

    What is with that guy’s freakishly long index fingers? It’s unnatural – he looks like ET.

    • trid2bnrml

      it looks photoshopped to me. The idea was to add in some reference to ISIS.

  • Bruce Ballai

    If Al-Nusra didn’t kill the Russian ambassador, who did? Putin says it was a provocation, Erdogan says it was FETO / Gullen, the killer was a former Turkish policeman with FETO ties. The only place all that adds up to is Gullen/CIA. The US State Dept said Russians wil go home in body bags because they will not concede to US control of the Syrian situation. Expect a swift investigation, evidence pointing at Gullen, and an asymmetric Russian response…I would expect to see it on a holiday celebrated by Americans and not Russians. That would be December 25th.

  • Shibumi

    I believe this was the job of the Turkish MIT on Erdogan ‘s orders to put the blame on Gulen and press the US for his extradition. Strange is that he got shot on the spot without any intention to catch him alive for interrogation!! They silenced him right there on the spot!! Very fishy.

  • trid2bnrml

    “six relatives of the attacker have been detained. Some of them are allegedly linked to the so-called Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization” – I KNEW HILLARY AND OBAMA WERE INVOLVED!

  • Michael Anderson

    Putin is going to retaliate by going harder against “rebels” in Syria. See translation by Inessa S on U tube. I take “rebels” to mean explicitly Western proxy warriors.