The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was killed on Monday in Ankara after receiving several bullets by an attacker in a photo gallery, confirmed the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Turkish authorities reported that the attacker was “neutralized”. The subject dressed in black suit and shouted Islamist slogans as “Alahu Akbar (God is great) and” Do not forget Aleppo, do not forget Syria “.
The incident occurred while the official gave a speech at an art gallery in the Turkish capital. The attack came a day before Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu traveled to Moscow for a summit on the crisis in Syria in which his counterparts from Iran and Russia will be present.