ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 28 on trial over Russian ambassador’s slaying

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ANKARA, Turkey—January 08, 2019—  The trial of 28 people accused of roles in the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey opened Tuesday in Ankara, among them a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom Turkey blames for a failed coup the same year.

An off-duty police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, fatally shot Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov at a photo exhibition in the Turkish capital on Dec. 19, 2016. Other officers later shot and killed the gunman at the scene.

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