Turkish intelligence services believe that the alleged KGB killer Alexander Zharkov, who is suspected of murdering three Chechen on September 16, 2011 in the Istanbul urban district of Zeyntiburnu, visited the Turkish city also in 2009.
It is established that Zharkov (some Turkish newspapers falsely gave the name of the killer as Alexander Garkov) visited Istanbul on February, when Musa Atayev, representative of CE Emir Dokku Umarov abroad, was killed.
In addition, Zharkov left his own typical traces of a professional killer in the murder of Musa Atayev in 2009 and three Chechens in 2011.
According to Turkish sources, Alexander Zharkov got his passport directly from the Russian foreign ministry in November 2008. He is 55 years old, and it seems that he is engaged in professional killings.
According to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, the killer travels with a Russian diplomatic passport.
Meanwhile, as reported by some Turkish media, Zharkov rented a Ford Mondeo (and not a Mercedes, as previously reported) in the Istanbul district of Aksaray. He said that he needed a car for the trip to Antalya from 4 to 16 September.
It was also reported that the owner of the car rental company initially refused Zharkov, but the administration the hotel, in which the killer stayed in February 2009, guaranteed for him.
Turkish newspapers with reference to police sources write that the owner of the car rental company was allegedly familiar with one of the slain Chechens. This information led to detention by security services of all the people related to the company's management. They were interrogated for three days.
It was also clarified that the Turkish police come to the hotel where Russian KGB-FSB killer Zharkov stayed, late on Friday, September 16, the same day when Zharkov murdered the three Chechen refugees. But the killer, whom the Turkish press calls "the Russian agent", left the hotel just a few minutes before, leaving all his personal belongings, including documents, a pistol with a silencer, a mask, a night vision binoculars, and other special equipment of a secret agent.
Turkish media, quoting intelligence services, reported another interesting information.
It was established that the headquarters of Russian terrorists engaged in the killings of Chechens in Europe and Turkey is located in Berlin.
It is claimed that six hit groups (the exact number of killers in each them was not reported) form a so-called "Berlin Group", financed by a wealthy Russian businessman, whose name was not revealed.
It is also reported that the "Berlin Group" is controlled by Russian secret services.
The Turkish press says that this information had been established by Austrian security services during a thorough investigation into the 2009 murder of Umar Israilov, a former Kadyrov's bodyguard who defected to the West.
Turkish intelligence services were informed of the existence of the Russian terrorist "Berlin Group" by the Austrian government.
The Austrians also said that after each killing the killers came to Berlin.
Meanwhile, the governor of Istanbul, Huseyin Mutlu, said on Tuesday that the investigation into the murder of the three Chechen is carried out in an intensive way. The police work is painstakingly and thoroughly. The investigation engages all necessary forces and means. The results of the investigation are reported to the press.
Department of Monitoring