“A gunman shot and killed Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Russia’s foreign ministry said.
Ambassador Andrey Karlov was giving a speech at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibit when an assailant opened fire, Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said.
In a video circulating on social media that shows the shooting of the ambassador, the gunman is heard shouting, “Allahu akbar (God is great). Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria! Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria!”
“Get back! Get back!” the man can be heard shouting in Turkish as he waves a gun.
“Only death will remove me from here. Everyone who has taken part in this oppression will one by one pay for it,” he said.
Authorities haven’t said who they believe was responsible for the attack. Anadolu reported that the gunman had been neutralized. But it was not immediately clear whether the attacker was killed or captured by police.” –