Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot Dead In Ankara (Video)

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Ambassador Andrey Karlov spoke at the gallery before being shot. Mr. Karlov had been in Ankara as Russia’s ambassador since July 2013. The gallery was at a modern-art center close to Turkish parliament. Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press

The Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead in the back at an Ankara art gallery on Monday.

The incident happened as the ambassador was giving a speech at a Russian photography exhibition which was caught on camera.

The Australian reported that:

Images showed Altintas smartly dressed in a suit, tie and white shirt pull out a gun and fire at ambassador Andre Karlov from behind as the envoy opened a Russian photography exhibition in Ankara. – The Australian

The gunman who was identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas is a 22-year-old off-duty Turkish police officer. 

Reports wrote that he was later killed by the police.

The Australian wrote, “Reports said that his mother, father and sister were immediately detained for questioning in their homes in western Turkey.”

The authorities are still investigating the incident, while at the same time, lots of speculations have been made regarding who is behind the attack.

The video of the assassination can be found here: 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/russian-ambassador-to-turkey-andrey-karlov-shot-dead-in-ankara-gallery/news-story/af5ee5469248bc0004c6f8386af946af

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