MOSCOW: A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman told reporters on Monday that the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, had died after being shot by a gunman.
“Today in Ankara as a result of an attack, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey, Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov, received a wound from which he died,” spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted.
Dramatic television footage showed a former policeman in a dark suit and tie waving a gun and gesturing in the air at the Ankara exhibition hall. Four people including what appeared to be the ambassador lay on the floor.
Shockingly, the killer was found saying ‘Allahuakbar’ and ‘This is for Aleppo…This is for Syria’. Watch video of the incident here –