Police release 6 detained in connection to murder of Russian envoy

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Six people who were detained in relation to the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov on Monday were released on Thursday.

A 22-year-old policeman, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, shot Karlov to death while the ambassador was giving a speech at an art gallery in Ankara on Monday evening. Altıntaş was subsequently killed in a shootout by the police.

Following the attack, Altıntaş’s parents, sister and three other relatives were detained by Turkish police.

All of them were released on Thursday following their interrogation.

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