In Moscow, the Turkish policeman crying “Aleppo” and “revenge” shot Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was killed in an art gallery in Ankara on Monday, as a “terrorist act.”
Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting, which occurred on the eve of an important meeting between the Russian, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers on the conflict Syria.
“As a result of the attack received Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov wounds that died today in Ankara,” said ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in televised comments.
“We qualify it as a terrorist act.” The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin was informed of the attack.
The Turkish official said the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the exchange of information about the shooting at Moscow’s ambassador to Ankara.
The TV footage showed dramatic man in a dark suit and tie, waving a gun and pointing in the air in the exhibition hall Ankara.
- The striker was turkish policeman
- Moscow terms it as a “terrorist act”
- Three other people were injured
- The attack took place in Merkezi CAGDAS Sanatlar in Ankara
- Gunman was standing behind the Ambassador
The news agency said the state-run Anatolia that the gunman was “neutralized” in the police operation, without giving further details.
The incident came days after protests in Turkey during Russia’s role in Syria, despite the fact that Moscow and Ankara are working together closely to evacuate people from the city of battered Aleppo.
The images showed two published by Hurriyet newspaper, at least from the men in suits lie on the ground as another man waved a gun.
Ankara Municipality identified the attacker Turkish policeman.