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Turkey puts broadcast ban on Russia envoy's killing

27.12.2016, 17:55

A Turkish court has put a broadcast ban on reporting of the investigation into last week's murder of the Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov, state media said today.

An Ankara court agreed to a request by prosecutors for a ban on broadcasting images of the assassination -- which was caught on film -- as well as the investigation itself, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

This includes news concerning witnesses, victims or suspects in the murder.
The ruling said such news could be prejudicial to the investigation and to national security. The ban will last for the duration of the investigation.

December 19, a Turkish policeman opened fire on Russian Ambassador Andriy Karlov while he was delivering a speech at the opening of a photography exhibition, in an assassination that stunned Russia and Turkey.

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