Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov is shot dead by police officer in Ankara

The Russian envoy to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has been shot dead after a gunman shot him in the back. Mr Karlov was attending the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition in Ankara when the suspected gunman walked into the exhibition he used appropriate police ID to gain entry into the exhibition.

The gunman has now been identified as a Turkish police officer, Ankara mayor Melih Gokcek said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture courtusy of @seyhyozgati

Numerous news agencies are claiming the gunman shouted “Revenge” “Aleppo” and “Alluh Akbar” though none of these have yet been confirmed.

Below is the first hour’s local news broadcast.

Special thanks to Murathan Uygur on YT.

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