Russian ambassador in Turkey shot

Russian ambassador in Turkey shot

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The Russian ambassador in Turkey on Monday in the Turkish capital of Ankara shot, that has the Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.

The shooter would be ‘disabled’, report Turkish media. To movies is to see that a man in a suit behind the ambassador opens fire with a gun. He would be five times in the short distance shot.

AFP reports that the shooter is a police officer from Ankara, according to the mayor of the city.

Karlov was at the opening of an exhibition where he by a man in the back was shot, reports the Russian news agency TASS on the basis of witnesses.

The man with a fake police identification to the property are invaded. He shot at the time that the ambassador his concluding speech to the keep. He is in a shootout with police and killed.

There is extra security deployed at the embassy of Russia in Ankara.

Please note, shocking: the moment in the picture



It is not yet clear who the gunman is and what his motives were. Various media report that the shooter ‘justice for Gaza’ would have called.

Militants of Islamic State (IS) are regularly active in Turkey and have multiple bombings committed. Also, the PKK committed regularly attacks in Turkey.

PICTURE The gunman gestures near to Andrei Karlov on ground, the Russian Ambassador to Ankara, (AP Photo/Burhan…


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Russia and Turkey are both involved in the conflict in Syria. Turkey is a staunch opponent of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, while Russia forces and the air force commitment in support of the Syrian leader.


The relationship between Turkey and Russia, hit this year severely disrupted by the shooting down of a Russian currently performed by by Turkey. After Turkey apologies offered, relations have significantly improved. The two countries cooperate closely in the fight against terrorism.

Tuesday would be the Turkish Foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, to Moscow to travel for talks on the war in Syria.

Russia has announced that they would want to discuss in the Security council of the United Nations.

Andrey Karlov shot in Ankara

Karlov was at the opening of a photo exhibition in Ankara.
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The Turkish police seal off the area for safety reasons.
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A man, on Monday, the property with a fake police identification would have invaded, shot Karlov in his back.
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The man shot at the moment that the ambassador his concluding speech to the keep.

The shooter is in a shootout with police and killed.
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