Apple Asked To Help Unlock IPhone 4s Of Man Who Killed Russian Ambassador

After an off-duty police offer shot and killed the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Apple has been asked to help unlock an iPhone 4s that was recovered from the killer.

Multiple reports suggest Apple will be refusing the request from the Turkish authorities, but the Russian government might step in and help.

Russia is planning to send a special technical team to Turkey to unlock the iPhone, a senior Turkish official told us.

The case follows the San Bernardino shooting where Apple refused to help the FBI unlock a work phone used by one of the killers. Apple says creating a backdoor could fall into the wrong hands and be potentially dangerous.

The Russian ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was killed on Monday by a man identified as 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas. Both Russia and Turkey describe the killing as an assassination designed to break the relationship between the two countries.

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