VIDEO: Moment Russian Ambassador Karlov shot at art exhibition pic.twitter.com/JFuaeXhW7J
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Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was killed on Monday in the capital, Ankara, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in comments carried by State News Agency TASS.
“Today is a tragic day for Russian diplomacy,’’ Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said.
Turkish media outlets report that Karlov was giving a speech at an art exhibition when he was shot in the back.
Turkish Newspaper Hurriyet cites a photographer from the scene as saying the gunman shouted Islamist slogans and spoke about the situation in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.