Russian Ambassador In Turkey Killed By Cop Screaming "Allahu Akbar"
Monday, 19 December 2016

The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has been shoot dead after an armed attack in Ankara. According to CNN Turk man opened fire in the air then fired twice at the ambassador, who was shot in the back.  Turkish TRT adds that after a shootout with the police, the gunman has been shot dead.

  The attacker reportedly identified himself as a police officer as he entered the exhibition, a Turkish military source told Interfax. “We have information, from one of the witnesses, that the attacker presented himself as a police officer, showing the relevant ID at the entrance. This information is being checked right now,” the source is quoted as saying.

The perpetrator, who was wearing a suit and a tie, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is great’ in Arabic) during the attack, AP reports, citing their own photographer. The attacker also said several words in Russian, according to the news agency, and damaged several of the photos at the expo.

Update: It was confirmed the man that killed the Russian Ambassador was indeed an off-duty policeman and jihadi supporter.  He was shot and killed by Turkish police.

It is not clear, why was the Russian Ambassador not protected, in Turkey, knowing the situation between Turkey-Syria where there is an ongoing war, with many of the terrorists given passage through Turkey.

It is outright bizarre that there was not a single bodyguard for the Russian Ambassador present, the gunman had the time to shoot, then deliver a 30 second speech, and leave before being killed 15 minutes later. 


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the details of Andrei Karlov's death on Monday. Karlov, a Russian Ambassador, was murdered by a gunman while visiting an art gallery in Turkey.

2016 has been a brutally bloody year for Turkey featuring multiple Daesh attacks, a failed military coup, and now the assassination of a Russian diplomat on Turkish soil. The assassination happened just one day before leaders from Russia, Iran, and Syria were scheduled to convene for a meeting in Moscow. The foreign officials and defense ministers from the nations had planned to discuss the situation in Aleppo and the future of Syria.


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