Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey killed in shooting


Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been killed in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

The gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, an Ankara policeman, was apparently protesting at Russia’s involvement in Syria’s Aleppo.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack was aimed at hurting ties with Russia.

The gunman also shot three other people, although none were seriously injured, according to Turkey’s interior ministry.

He then climbed to the second floor of the building before a 15-minute shootout with police, during which he was killed.

Mr Karlov, 62, had been attending an art exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Centre in the Cankaya area of Ankara, along with other dignitaries and media.

Photo. Turkish policeman who shot Russian Ambassador

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