Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated

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  1. Falcon

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    Russian ambassador to Turkey dies after gun attack in Ankara – Foreign Ministry



    The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara, where he was attending a photo exhibition, the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed.
    “This is a tragic day in the history of Russian diplomacy. Today, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov died after being shot at during a public event in Ankara,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Monday evening.

    The assault on the Russian ambassador is an “act of terrorism,” she added.

    The ambassador, Andrey Karlov, was shot after he was about to deliver a speech on the opening of the exhibition “Russia in the eyes of Turks.”

    Photos purportedly showing the perpetrator bearing a firearm are now increasingly circulating on social media. Users are also posting pictures which they say show the Russian ambassador lying on the ground after having been shot.

    The perpetrator, who was wearing a suit and a tie, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is great’ in Arabic) during the attack, AP reports, citing their own photographer.

    The attacker also said several words in Russian, according to the news agency, and damaged several of the photos at the expo.

    Turkish NTV broadcaster says that three other people were also injured in the attack on the ambassador.

    The attacker has been killed by Turkish Special Forces, Turkish Anadolu news agency reports. Russian Interfax news agency, citing a source in the Turkish military, also confirms that the gunman was neutralized.

    Hurriyet newspaper, citing their own reporter, says that the perpetrator also fired warning shots in the air before targeting Karlov.

    The attacker reportedly identified himself as a police officer as he entered the exhibition, a Turkish military source told Interfax.

    “We have information, from one of the witnesses, that the attacker presented himself as a police officer, showing the relevant ID at the entrance. This information is being checked right now,” the source is quoted as saying.

    Reacting to the assault on the Russian ambassador, the US State Department expressed its condemnation.

    “We condemn this act of violence, whatever its source. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” State Department spokesperson John Kirby, wrote on his official Twitter account.

    https://www.rt.com/news/370774-russian-ambassador-shot-ankara/
     
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    Attack on the ambassador is not just "act of terrorism", it is an attack on the state. "Casus belli", you know. First of all, we need answers for our questions. May be, it is a first blood in XIII Russia-Turkish war.
     
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    Hold up. That's what some people want.
    People interested in derailing Turkish-Russian relations are behind this.

    Turkey and Russia have been approving many agreements lately, I don't think it's anything from us.

    Something suspicious is going on with this one, I don't take the outside look of it to make assessments.

    It could be a genuine terror attack but it could also be a state backed assaasination. Turkish and Russian intelligence will find out.
     
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    They are saying, that killer was Gullenist. May be, he was agent of USA.
     
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    here is what i don't understand many people are saying he was a law enforcement officer of Turkey and now is chanting "Allah Akbar" i wonder what will happen to our relations if it will decrease or not and why all of a sudden would a "cop" cry about Aleppo? I thought cops were to arrest and bring terrorists to justice not support them
     
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