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Russian experts to fly to Turkey to investigate ambassador's murder

December 20, 2016, 1:59 UTC+3
Putin and his Turkish counterpart have agreed that the investigation of the Russian ambassador will be joint, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said
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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. Russian experts will fly to Turkey today to investigate the murder of Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a commentary published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's official website on Tuesday.

"The Turkish leader called Russian President Vladimir Putin to express his deepest condolences," Lavrov said. "They agreed that the investigation of this barbaric crime will be joint. A special Russian investigative group that consists of our experts will fly to Turkey tomorrow in order to participate in establishing the truth together with Turkish experts," Lavrov said.

Lavrov said said that at the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu he will take measures to counter plans of organizers of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov's murder.

"Tomorrow (on December 20), we will hold a meeting, planned a long time ago, between the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran," Lavrov said in a commentary published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's official website on Tuesday. "I just spoke to my Turkish colleague Mevlut Cavusoglu who has already arrived in Moscow. I am confident that tomorrow at this meeting, we will take measures that will make impossible the fulfillment of those plans that organizers of this crime had," he added.

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