Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead at Ankara

Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead at Ankara

Ankara: Reports have confirmed that Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov has been fatally wounded with a gunshot after an attack at a photo exhibition in Ankara. The killer was said to be raising slogan," We will do the same to you what you did at Aleppo".

Turkey's private NTV television says police have shot and killed the gunman who attacked the Russian ambassador in Ankara.  

Andrei Karlov was 62 and he joined the diplomatic service in 1976. He served as Russia's ambassador to Pyongyang in 2001-2006, and later worked as the chief of the Foreign Ministry's consular department. He had served as the ambassador to Turkey since 2013.

Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored photo exhibition in the capital, Ankara, 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 who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition in Ankara shouted in Turkish "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"