Russian ambassador to Turkey 'shot dead' in Ankara


The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot in the capital city of Ankara, Russian news agencies report.

Andrey Karlov was shot in the back as he made a speech at a photo exhibit in the Turkish capital.

Mr Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition when a man wearing a suit and tie shouted "Allahu akbar" and fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer in the audience.

The gunman also reportedly shouted: "We die in Aleppo, you die here."

Mr Karlov died of his wounds, Russia's state-run RIA news agency reported, citing an unnamed source.

There was no official confirmation of the death from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Turkish police shot and killed the gunman, Turkey's NTV reported.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Mr Karlov was shot "when an unidentified assailant opened chaotic gunfire during a public event in Ankara."

She said Russia was in contact with Turkish officials about the incident.

Mr Karlov had represented Russia in the country since 2013.
Russians and Turks looking to pin it on Gulen, Erdogan is happy slowly eating up north syria and putin wants him onside with power struggle against Iran. Apparently(this might no longer be true at time of writing) ZERO Russian News channels on air in Russia mentioned he said it was "For Aleppo". Russia is slowly approaching North Korea for ability to create its own reality.

Quite a few Russian lawmakers blaming CIA ffs.
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