Russia’s Ambassador For Turkey Shot Dead: A 22-year-old man reportedly shot the Ambassador of Russia to Turkey, Andrey g. Karlov, in a photo exhibition entitled “Russia as Seen by Turks” in Ankara, Turkey, Monday afternoon, December 19, 2016, local time. Karlov, who won the opening exhibit, reported killed. While at least three others were injured.
Information from the Aljazeera news agency said Karlov shot in the back when he was a few minutes of taking the stage. The perpetrator had invited guests to leave the exhibition grounds after he shot Karlov. Other information says that there are a barrage of gunfire at the exhibition site.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu immediately to the scene. Local television stations to preach the three victims were on their way to the hospital.
An eyewitness revealed that the perpetrator acted alone. “He (actor) says it will not leave this place alive,” said the eyewitness. Turkish news agency, Anadolu Agency, reported the perpetrator killed during a shootout with police officers.
The Russian government previously reported the injuries suffered quite serious Karlov. A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said not received confirmation whether their ambassador there has been rushed to hospital. But he admitted that he had received confirmation that the offender has died.
It is not certain whether there is any involvement of other actors. Until now, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Zakharova condemned the shooting. BBC news agency quoted the Russian television station linking the attack with the Turkish protests over Russian intervention that happened the day before.