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Turkish police arrest family of the shooter of Russian ambassador

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 00:55

Turkish police say the family of the attacker who killed a Russian envoy, has been arrested in his hometown of Aydin. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Turkish state media report police have detained six people over the killing of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, who was shot in the back as he gave a speech in Ankara on Monday (December 19) by an off-duty police officer shouting "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar". The state-run Anadolu agency said on Tuesday (December 20) the attacker's mother, father, sister and two other relatives were held in the western province of Aydin, while his flatmate in Ankara was also detained. TV footage filmed by DHA on Monday night appears to show police arresting a suspect in Aydin in connection to the shooting. Russia is an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its air strikes helped Syrian forces end rebel resistance last week in the northern city of Aleppo. Turkey, which seeks Assad's ouster, has been repairing ties with Moscow after shooting down a Russian warplane over Syria last year.

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Turkish police arrest family of the shooter of Russian ambassador

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 00:55