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The Russian Ambassador Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov while giving a speech at an art exhibition in the turkish capital was shot dead by a 22-year-old hired gunman Known as Mevlut Mert Altintas. The gunman was said to have been been working for the riot police squad in Ankara for the past two-and-a-half years.


Punch reports that, the gunman was off-duty when it was understood he entered the building using his police ID and opened fire on the ambassador as he made a speech.A tape captured the gunman shouting, “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria! So long as our brothers are not in safety, you will not taste safety either. Only my dead body will leave here.

“Whoever is involved in this cruelty, one by one, you will pay for it.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokewoman Maria Zakharova confirmed his death in on sky News reports. In her words: “Today in Ankara, as a result of an attack, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey, Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov, received a wound from which he died. “We regard this as a terrorist act. The murderers will be punished.”


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