Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the assassination of Russia’s ambassador earlier this week was “no doubt” carried out by a member of the network of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

“There is no need to make a secret out of the fact he was a member of FETO,” Erdogan said at a news conference, using Ankara’s preferred acronym for the group run by the U.S.-based preacher and political figure.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call earlier this week that Turkey believes the killer is linked to Gulen, whom Ankara also blames for being July’s failed coup in Turkey.

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