Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday.
The gunman shouted, “Do not forget Aleppo!” as he opened fire.
Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, has reportedly died of gunshot wounds after violence erupted at an art gallery in Ankara, as part of protests over Russian involvement in the Syrian war.
Sources report that Karlov was immediately transported to a local hospital where he later died of his wounds. Several others were also injured in the attack. The Syiran conflict has put Russia and Turkey at odds recently, and this incident – which is being referred to officially as an “assassination” – will no doubt only serve to exacerbate matters.