ANKARA, March 6 (Xinhua) -- A Russian woman reportedly connected to the assassin of Russian ambassador to Turkey has been detained in Ankara, Turkish media reported on Monday.
Investigators suspect the 33-year-old woman, identified only as Ekaterina B., of maintaining telephone and WhatsApp contact with the killer of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov into late November, Hurriyet Daily reported.
The assassin, off-duty police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, shot dead the Russian envoy at the opening of an art gallery exhibition on Dec. 19. He was killed by police at the scene.
The Russian Embassy in Ankara has requested additional information regarding the detention of the woman, Russian media outlet Sputnik reported.