Al-Nusra Claims Responsibility For Murder Of Russian Ambassador, Warns Of More Attacks

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The Jabhat Fatah al-Sham organization (formerly the al-Nusra Front) claimed to be responsible for Monday's murder of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov’s in Ankara. The terrorist group claimed responsibility via a letter which appeared on the Internet. The letter was written in Arabic.

In its statement, the group said “one of the heroes of the Jaish al-Fatah, Mert Alt?ntas carried out the execution of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara,” because the world remains silent to what is taking place in Aleppo, no support comes to the Muslims in the Levant and for the victory of the Syrian people.

The 22-year-old policeman Mevlüt Mert Alt?ntas shot Karlov to death while the ambassador was giving a speech at an art gallery. Turkish media reports said Alt?ntas entered the art gallery without undergoing a security check as he showed his police ID.

Jaish al-Fatah wrote the name of Karlov’s killer in big letters as “Martry Mert Alt?ntas.”

Signaling similar attacks in the future, the group also said the assassination of the Russian ambassador was the “first act of revenge” for the women, children and the elderly killed in Aleppo as well as all the Muslims killed across the world.

Immediately after the ambassador’s killing, Turkish government officials and the pro-government media circles pointed to the faith-based Gulen movement as the mastermind of the attack.

Earlier in the day, Turkish media reported that the number of people detained in the investigation over the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov has grown to 13. The arrests were carried out in the province of Ankara, in addition to the southwestern provinces of Izmir and Aydin, the NTV broadcaster cited police as saying.

Meanwhile, as reported yesterday, after the ambassador’s killing, Turkish government officials and the pro-government media circles pointed to the faith-based Gulen movement as the mastermind of the attack. Pro-government media outlets ran stories suggesting that Alt?nta? went to a Gulen-linked university preparation course and some of his relatives worked at Gülen-linked organizations. Erdogan has been waging an all-out war against the movement since the outbreak of a corruption scandal in late 2013. The government’s crackdown on the movement reached new heights with a failed coup attempt on July 15 as the government held the movement responsible for the coup attempt. The movement strongly denies having any role in the failed coup.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu even told his US counterpart John Kerry in a phone conversation on late Dec. 19 that both Turkey and Russia “know” that the Gulen movement is behind the ambassador’s murder. However, in a statement early on Wednesday, the Kremlin said it was too early to conclude who was behind the murder of Russian ambassador Ankara.

In the meantime, one of the advisers of the Turkish-Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen denied allegations by an unnamed senior Turkish security official of “very strong signs” that the gunman who killed the ambassador belonged to Gulen’s movement. Allegations by an unnamed senior Turkish security official are “laughable” and intended to cover up lax security, the adviser, Alp Aslandogan, told Reuters on Monday. In another statement on Monday, Gulen condemned the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey as a “heinous act of terror” and urged the Turkish government to identify anyone who aided the gunman.

In other news, Tukish Hurriyet reports that the allegedly redicalized assassin Mevlut Mert Altintas, was part of law enforcement forces that provided security at least eight events attended by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since July 15. The newspaper also points out that just prior to the coup attempt on July 15, Altintas called in sick, and it remains unclear exactly what he was doing during that time when the conspirators were attempting to overthrow President Erdogan.

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buzzsaw99's picture

the dude stands like a fag. not that there's anything wrong with that. how the hell anyone can look faggy holding a gun is beyond me.

Looney's picture


It looks like the assailant’s gun is a Canic TP9, manufactured by a Turkish company, Samsun Yurt Savunma.

I haven’t played with a Canic, but here’s an interesting link comparing the Canic to the Glock.


lakecity55's picture

Century Arms sells them in the US. They have several calibres. Never shot one, either. As a shootist, I prefer Browning's .32ACP.

I do keep up with a 1911 Army and a 12-ga Mossberg, though, in case it's a crowd situation.

NidStyles's picture

They are hit and miss. Some function perfectly, and some don't. I would just buy the Glock or Walther instead. Then I know I am funding good Europeans, not invading Turks.



Funny how all these terrorists start popping up again right before Trump takes office...

HowdyDoody's picture

See, I told you the CIA was responsible. /notsarc


DuneCreature's picture

Someone got advance (CIA) warning and wanted pics of a terrorist in a jacket and tie to put THAT crazy image in the public mind.

Anyone notice the photo above was taken from a different angle than the video going around?

A High Rez still photos 25-50 feet away form Johnny GeeHad waving a gun around after he just shot an ambassador? ... Ok, a ballsy photographer or one that knew he wouldn't be shot.

Then you go look out on the web and find the AP photographer that took the pictures is moving around all over the joint taking photos.


Live Hard, I Guess The Gunman OR His Handler Wanted Shots Of Johnny's Most Photogenic Side For The Web, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

HowdyDoody's picture

That's what photographers do. The urge to take a photo, get the(*) shot, totally overwhelms them.


nufio's picture

so is this one of the moderate rebel factions that the us government is funding?

Farewellyou's picture

"Johnny GeeHad".

Yep, the assassin behaves like Johnny English Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson. MI7 was set up to work in the fields of propaganda. The shooting looks cartoon-like. The murder takes place in a gallery (Whistler's Mother hihi...).

Hongcha's picture

Thanks gentlemen.  I don't know much about firearms but 9mm would be the minimum caliber I would want to bring to a point-blank assassination.  Would prefer my Ultra Carry II in .45 but I am guessing .45 is not popular in those parts.

NidStyles's picture

Ballistically speaking, there is very little reason to use .45 over 9mm. The difference in mass is almost entirely negated by the .45 being a slow round. .45 for supressed use, 9mm for actual fighting.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

I prefer my .88 Magnum.

it shoots through schools...

DuneCreature's picture

The butt plate on the magazine could use a little design upgrade to make it more secure during rough handling.

Live Hard, I Hate It When During A Mag Change All My Bullets Fall Out On The Floor, Don't You?, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Looney, yeah - Canik55 tp9

it's a very fine weapon.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Looney Dec 21, 2016 11:57 AM

 Here is a really good pic, enlarge it.

Is this the gun? SP-21 Barak-Israel

for those seeing no blood, you see it under his head when you enlarge this pic.

lakecity55's picture

He is a Turk, after all.


buzzsaw99's picture

actually if he is working for the cia then him being a fag makes perfect sense because they are all fags imo.

peddling-fiction's picture

Certain "brothers" and pastors are fags as well. And that is not a coincidence.

Ghordius's picture

meanwhile, no mention on how millions think about the role of Russia in the Syrian civil war, both in Turkey and the whole of the ME

seriously, this "how he looks..." is child-like

the man just shot an ambassador in the head, is shouting why he did it, is expecting to die, soon... and now he is supposed to stand in a way that would be acceptable for Hollywood?

the first article about this murder on ZH was full of theories on how all this could be fake, including long fingers and strange pistols

don't you guy ever start to realize that you are all becoming little snowflakes buried deep into safe spaces of beliefs?

a snowflake in jackboots is still a snowflake

wake up, little snowflakes, there is a world of contradictions, conflicts and difficulties, out there. I know, it's complicated, but do you really want to stay in that safe space of your beliefs?

buzzsaw99's picture

he ain't no bruce willis, that much is sure.

Ghordius's picture

no. he was a policeman, and became an assassin

Bruce Willis... is an actor. he plays. that's reality versus "make believe"

and the beginning of the 21st Century looks more and more as the point in time where plenty of people could not make any difference anymore between reality and "make believe"

the Age Of The Snowflakes. with news tailored, carefully, according to how algos and propagandists judge their demand for news

creating what we used to call "echo chambers", though the term "safe spaces" would be more correct

again: does anybody here know what this assassin was shouting? what he was saying while he correctly judged would be the last moments of his life?

buzzsaw99's picture

Marsellus: What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' niggers, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

Fabienne: Who's Zed?

Butch: Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

Ghordius's picture

as such, a great movie, I agree

but just recently I was a discussion how the whole "splatter movie" genre just makes most watchers dumber and less sensitive to violence

now, in this case, we could see that theory somewhat proved. most ZH commentators, when presented with the coverage of a real assassination...

... started to comment on how believable that "splatter movie" was. and they found the "movie"... not that believable

in short, Hollywood makes better fakes then what you find in reality, and "make believe" heros and bad guys look less like fags when preparing to die

TeamDepends's picture

"...a real assassination" Yeah sure, according to YOU. Where is the evidence he was shot in the head? There is NONE. THIS is what happens to a human head when shot at close range. Yes, it is GRAPHIC
Some of you seem to be struggling with real and fake. Do you still believe those poor kiddies were killed at Sandy Hook by "Adam Lanza"? Check our link below to pictures of "assassin" Atlantis. That looks far more real and falls in line with other patsies who are offed so they can't blab about their employers.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Ghordius Dec 21, 2016 10:37 AM

Ghor just heard the term "snowflake" yesterday and is using it as an insult to us.

He isn't really sure what it means though. He doesn't know that all of Europe is filled with snowflakes. lol

LyLo's picture

How could someone get the impression that "snowflakes" refers to those cracking wise while looking at pictures of dead people?

Whatever it may mean, I'm positive it's not that.

swmnguy's picture

Of course I'd prefer to "stay in that safe space of my beliefs."  Who wouldn't?  It's very cozy, comfortable and reassuring.

My trouble is, I realized when I was about 6 years old that most people don't share my beliefs.  Which of course means that most people are foolish and wrong, but unfortunately they don't realize that.  So I have to come out of my "safe space" to observe them and note what they're doing, so they can't sneak up on me so well.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

This 'claim' is as devoid of reliability as the various 'isis' claims filtered, strangely, through literal MOSSAD front 'SITE Intelligence' {{see wikispooks entry on them}}.

But say it is Al Nusra or in some way the letter's origin provides some indicia of reliability:

They do not do such without America green lighting it, and THAT, boys and girls would be yet another effort to provoke Russia into a war that will be blamed on 'Russian aggression.'

one of my cousins, ultra Catholic type, had what I thought was actually, tactically, a good idea for Putin (Vlad, hear me now and listen to me later...)

what if Putin and the Patriarch of the Russian and other Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches had a big meeting with the Pope (love or loathe him) and Archbishop of Canterbury and whatever nutjob the Christian Zionists listen to to talk about Christian reconciliation and the plight of Christiens 'in the middle east'

I dunno... I think there's something there.


ps off topic but:

MTV's "White Guy Resolutions 2017" Might Just Earn Trump a Second Term
We've gone beyond virtue-signaling to toxic brew of all-you-people-need-to-shut-up-and-listen-to-why-you're-the-problem ranting.

TwelveOhOne's picture

[quote]But say it is Al Nusra or in some way the letter's origin provides some indicia of reliability:

They do not do such without America green lighting it, and THAT, boys and girls would be yet another effort to provoke Russia into a war that will be blamed on 'Russian aggression.'[quote]

Yeah that was my first thought when I saw "Al Nusra" was claiming responsibility: that it is, actually, The Obama Administration is claiming responsibility.

(Added [quote] because the indent doesn't seem to be working, once I save it -- it's still indented now that I come back to edit, but it's not when I save it.)

ebworthen's picture

We're just having a little fun Ghordius - with a situation this absurd you need to joke.

The coward shot the guy in the back, didn't even have the guts to look him in the eye.

From another alphabet soup nut-job front of Alan's Snack Bar.

I don't see Buddhist Monks or Hindu Priests doing this shit.

An Ambassador at an art gallery assassination & suicide.

The Islamic Terrorists are the juveniles here.

In words and deeds.

Suicide cult.

golden kafir's picture

bullshit he wasn't shot in the head, there would be blood everywhere.The no blood thing is very odd, no convulsions as well.And how is being skeptical and analyzing every minute detail of a news story being a snowflake. stop trolling already.

Herp and Derp's picture

If you watch the video, it is apparent he is trained and I would say has had some quick CQB training and that is what you are seeing.  No significant experience though as he is stiff and robotic in a few movements.

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Dec 21, 2016 8:53 AM

ITS THE FKING AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PULL BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP INVADING THE FKING WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PULL BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

_ArC_'s picture

Stop your whinning already! Your profile pic does not match you being a cry baby! Do something about it! Use your imagination! Cap letters does not help!

indio007's picture

I see no blood.

Looney's picture

If you enlarge the picture, you will see the blood under the Ambassador's head.

Keep in mind that the picture is taken just a few seconds after the shooting.


1980XLS's picture

Was he shot in the back of the head?

He looks perfectly posed in an exact symetrical position.

Is that the position that dead people always wind up in?

TeamDepends's picture

Here it is. They plugged patsy Atlantis real good. Wonder what they promised him? This is what a shooting looks like folks.

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Dec 21, 2016 8:54 AM

 Jabhat Fatah al-Sham GET WEAPONS FROM THE AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


MOTHERFUCKING TERRORIST SUPPORTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Dec 21, 2016 8:56 AM







PULL BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEAVE THE FUCKING WORLD ALONE TERRRORIST AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

_ArC_'s picture

Cap letter keyboard warrior that you are! Bravo now use your gun to do something for real literally! NOW!!!

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Dec 21, 2016 8:57 AM



WHY DONT YOU ATTACK THEM!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


buzzsaw99's picture

why don't you STOP YELLING!

----_-'s picture

agree! we need to kill the saudi king family and take their oil.

muslims dont have kings


if they are ready to share islam they will be ready to share their oil

GreatUncle's picture

Share! ... you said share? ... I mean c'mon ... why fucking share?

Take the lot and tell them to fuck off seems to be the way in the world now and that is the practice the Saudi's are preeching.

----_-'s picture
----_- (not verified) GreatUncle Dec 21, 2016 9:43 AM



yes sharing! islam also says to share with other people.


unlike them im not an asshole - i will also share with them one thing: pee.

they can drink my pee as much as they want.

after properly drinking my pee the king family will be publicly drowned and beheaded ala ISIS style.



GreatUncle's picture

Need to clarify your abuse ... well on ZH no such thing as abuse ... or got to be real bad for that.

Not the American people, those in government / deep state are the ones creating all this shit.

Think of a Trump victory as a toning down in that respect ... no Clinton to unleash WW3 and murder fucking millions. It's a start, like many other popularist concepts, it all starts with the 1st step, mine was over 25 years ago and you chisel away at them every day.

Now if you decide to take it on yourself to go after Soros or any of the other globalist crime cabal be my guest.

Supporting Holland, Germany and France to all reject the globalist and UN agenda, a much better way than RUNNING AROUND LIKE A HEADLESS CHICKEN.

Have a nice day...