RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY SHOT DEAD ‘IN REVENGE FOR ALEPPO’

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.

The gunman reportedly said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” before opening fire and injuring Ambassador Andrei Karlov.

The attacker was fatally shot by police after wounding Mr Karlov and at least three others, according to state TV.

Mr Karlov was delivering a speech at an art gallery in the capital of Ankara when the gunman fired a shot into the air and then shot the ambassador in a suspected radical Islamic attack, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

The gunman allegedly entered the gallery with police identification.

Three others were reportedly wounded as the shooting continued and people fled for their lives. It was unclear whether the gunman had been detained.

 

Videos published online by Turkish media showed Mr Karlov and a second person on the floor after being wounded.