Monday, December 19, 2016
Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara
A Turkish policeman has shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo.
Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey over Russian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The killer, who was in civilian clothes, opened fire at point blank range as Mr Karlov made a speech.
He is said to have died in a shootout with police soon afterwards.
Mr Karlov was rushed to hospital, reports said, but his death was later confirmed by the Russian foreign ministry.