Ankara: A Turkish policeman crying Aleppo and revenge shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, in what Moscow said was a terrorist act.
Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting, which occurred on the eve of a key meeting between the Russian, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers on the Syria conflict.
Today in Ankara as a result of an attack the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov received wounds that he died from, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in televised comments.
We qualify what happened as a terrorist act. The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin had been informed of the attack.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin to share information about the shooting of Moscow’s ambassador to Ankara, a Turkish official said.
Dramatic television footage showed a man in a dark suit and tie waving a gun and gesturing in the air at the Ankara exhibition hall.
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